I always worry about what to serve my overnight guests for breakfast. It's guaranteed that we'll be indulging in some delicious (and possibly high-fat) fried chicken, grilled steak or pulled pork sandwiches for lunch or dinner, so I don't want my guests to go into a food-coma before noon. But, I don't want to set out a box of shredded wheat cereal and bowl of bananas either.
I think I solved my problems with a breakfast casserole that's gone through a healthy makeover courtesy of Cooking Light magazine. Please don't confuse healthy for tasteless. This casserole packs in the flavor, just not the calories.
You need to try this breakfast casserole. It still has the ever-popular cheese, sausage and egg filling. However, while the average breakfast casserole has 27 fat grams (yikes!) This dish has only seven.
How is that possible? Turkey sausage is substituted for pork sausage, a small amount of sharp cheddar replaces a large amount regular cheddar and instead of using a carton of eggs, this recipe calls for a couple of eggs and an egg-substitute such as EggBeaters.
Serve this casserole with a large bowl of fruit and mimosas (1 part sparking wine and 2 parts orange juice) or sparking cider and Christmas brunch is ready.