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Turkey Kielbasa & Pretzel Breakfast Bake


Turkey Kielbasa & Pretzel Breakfast Bake


1 lb. stale pretzel bread, cubed

1 pkg. turkey kielbasa, halved lengthwise and sliced

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 cups chopped sweet onions

1 tablespoon minced garlic

10 eggs

1 1/2 cups light heavy cream

1/2 cup low-sodium beef broth

1/2 cup spicy brown mustard

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

8 oz. shredded smoked Gruyere cheese, divided


Stale bread on a baking sheet until completely dry, overnight. 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.


Brown kielbasa in oil in a large skillet over high heat, 3-5 minutes.  Drain kielbasa on a paper-towel-lined plate; reserved drippings. Reduce heat to medium; add onions and garlic to drippings and cook 1-2 minutes; transfer to bowl.


Whisk together eggs, cream, broth, mustard, chives, thyme, salt, and pepper in large bowl.  Add bread; toss to coat.  Add kielbasa, onion mixture and half of the Gruyere; transfer to prepared baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.


Remove wrap and sprinkle remaining half of Gruyere over casserole; bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center reaches 155 degrees; about 45 minutes.  Let casserole rest 15 minutes before serving.  8 servings.


30 grams of protein.  600 calories per serving.