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Spinach and Sausage Phyllo Bake

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Spinach and Sausage Phyllo Bake
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 8
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Company coming? Three cheeses, spinach and sausage create a delicious egg bake.
Updated Oct 29, 2008

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bulk pork or Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
  • 1 can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 box (9 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
  • 16 sheets frozen phyllo (filo) pastry (18x14 inch), thawed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In 10-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Cool slightly. Stir in roasted peppers, olives, mozzarella cheese and eggs.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, mix Cheddar cheese, ricotta cheese and spinach.
  • 3
    Unroll phyllo pastry; cover with plastic wrap or towel. Place 1 sheet of phyllo in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, folding to fit. Brush lightly with melted butter. Continue layering and brushing with butter 3 more sheets of phyllo.
  • 4
    Spoon half of the sausage mixture over phyllo in baking dish. Layer and brush with butter 4 more phyllo sheets. Top with spinach mixture. Layer and brush with butter 4 more phyllo sheets. Top with remaining sausage mixture. Layer and brush with butter remaining 4 phyllo sheets. Score top of phyllo in diamond shapes.
  • 5
    Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Make a peppy egg bake using chorizo sausage for the Italian sausage and pepper Jack cheese for the mozzarella and Cheddar.

Nutrition

530 Calories, 34g Total Fat, 24g Protein, 32g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
300
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
17g
86%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
215mg
72%
Sodium
750mg
31%
Potassium
300mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
2g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%
80%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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