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sausage, spinach and parmesan baked casserole

Serves: 8 Prep Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Bertolli® 100% Pure Olive Oil
  • 8 oz bulk pork sausage
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb white bread, cubed
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 8 oz frozen chopped spinach, squeezed and minced
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups half and half
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Bertolli® Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil Spray

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Add the sausage and fry until almost cooked through.
  3. Add the onion and cook until just soft. Toss in the garlic and cook one minute longer. Remove mixture from heat and drain any excess fat.
  4. Combine bread, rosemary and thyme in a large bowl.
  5. Add the sausage mixture and spinach until combined.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and half and half together and season with salt and pepper.
  7. To assemble, transfer the bread mixture to a baking dish lightly sprayed with Bertolli® Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil Spray. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Pour egg mixture over the entire sausage mixture.
  8. Bake at 400°F. for 30 minutes or until the egg mixture is set in the middle. Sprinkle with Parmesan and return to the oven until cheese is melted.
  9. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

  • 1 tbsp Bertolli® 100% Pure Olive Oil
  • 8 oz bulk pork sausage
  • ¼ cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 lb white bread, cubed
  • 2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 8 oz frozen chopped spinach, squeezed and minced
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups half and half
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Bertolli® Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil Spray
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Add the sausage and fry until almost cooked through.
  3. Add the onion and cook until just soft. Toss in the garlic and cook one minute longer. Remove mixture from heat and drain any excess fat.
  4. Combine bread, rosemary and thyme in a large bowl.
  5. Add the sausage mixture and spinach until combined.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and half and half together and season with salt and pepper.
  7. To assemble, transfer the bread mixture to a baking dish lightly sprayed with Bertolli® Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil Spray. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Pour egg mixture  over the entire sausage mixture.
  8. Bake at 400°F. for 30 minutes or until the egg mixture is set in the middle. Sprinkle with Parmesan and return to the oven until cheese is melted.
  9. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.