March 28, 2010

Turkey and Egg Brunch Bake

Serve 12 a special morning entree with ease. Featuring a colorful, fresh tomato topping, this casserole is made the night before.

Prep Time: 40 Min
Total Time: 10 Hr
Makes: 12 servings

Egg Bake
1 1/4 lb bulk Italian-seasoned lean ground turkey
5 cups frozen country-style shredded hash-brown potatoes (from 30-oz bag)
1/2 cup sliced green onions (8 medium)
2 jars (4.5 oz each) Green Giant® sliced mushrooms, drained
1 can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
3 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
8 eggs
1 1/2 cups fat-free (skim) milk
1/2 teaspoon salt

Topping
1 clove garlic, minced
6 medium Italian plum tomatoes, chopped (about 2 cups)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves

DIRECTIONS:
1.Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish and 10-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. In skillet, cook ground turkey over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Remove turkey from skillet; drain on paper towels.
2.In large bowl, mix potatoes, onions, mushrooms, olives, 1 tablespoon basil and 2 cups of the cheese. Stir in turkey; spoon evenly into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
3.In large bowl, beat eggs. Stir in milk and 1/2 teaspoon salt; pour over potato mixture in baking dish. Cut sheet of foil large enough to cover baking dish; spray with cooking spray. Cover baking dish with foil, sprayed side down. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
4.When ready to bake, heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered 45 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 to 25 minutes longer or until center is set. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
5.Meanwhile, spray 8-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add garlic; cook and stir over medium heat 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tomatoes are tender. Stir in 2 tablespoons basil.
6.To serve, cut egg bake into squares; serve with warm topping.

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