In this fun twist on an breakfast for dinner, turkey sausage, spinach and egg whites are flavored with onion and topped with cheddar cheese. Kids will have fun squeezing out the spinach’s liquid and sprinkling the grated cheese to top this hearty casserole. You’ll love the simplicity and great taste of this fun meal that’s versatile for both breakfast, dinner, and even lunch.

Ingredients:
12 ounces turkey sausage, crumbled
1 small onion, chopped
1 10 ounce box frozen spinach, thawed
2 tomatoes, chopped
32 ounces egg whites
1 cup low fat cheddar cheese, grated

Method:
Kid: Squeeze the box of spinach over the sink to remove the liquid. Place a bed of paper towels onto a plate. Coat a casserole dish with a light layer of cooking spray.

Adult: Preheat an oven to 350 degrees. Place the sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the sausage is browned. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to the plate with the paper towels.

Together: Add the chopped onion to the pan and cook in the sausage fat for about 5 minutes, or until it begins to become soft and fragrant. Add the drained spinach to the pan, stir to incorporate it with the onion.

Together: Transfer the sausage back to the pan. Add the tomatoes, stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Adult: Pour the meat tomato spinach mixture to the prepared casserole dish. Pour the egg whites over the meat tomato spinach mixture.

Kid: Sprinkle the grated cheddar cheese to top the casserole.

Adult: Bake for about 1 hour, or until the cheese has browned and the egg whites stop bubbling. Cool for 10-15 minutes, cut into 8 wedges and enjoy!

Serves 8

Source: This recipe comes to us from Angela and Andrea of Andrea’s Recipes.

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