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RECIPE # 4440 - CHEDDAR & MUSHROOM BREAKFAST SQUARES, Tuesday, February 23, 2010

RECIPE # 4440 - CHEDDAR & MUSHROOM BREAKFAST SQUARES, Tuesday, February 23, 2010

CREATED Feb 23, 2010

TRACY NOERPER, R.D. / SOUTHEAST UNITED DAIRY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

Makes 9 servings (2 ½ x 2 ½ - inch squares)
Prep time: 20 minutes
Bake time: 1 hour

Ingredients

2 teaspoons butter
2 cups sliced white button mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced green onion, including green tops
6 slices country style bread, cubed
2 cups shredded, reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
2 cups fat-free or low-fat milk
2 cups egg substitute
1 teaspoon red or green hot pepper sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)

Directions

Spray an 8 x 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt butter and add mushrooms. Cook mushrooms about 5 minutes or until softened and brown at edges. Stir in green onion; set aside.

Place 1/2 of the bread cubes in prepared baking dish. Scatter 1/2 of the mushroom mixture and 1/2 of the cheese over bread cubes. Layer remaining bread cubes and mushroom mixture; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat milk, egg substitute, pepper sauce and salt, if desired, until well blended. Pour milk mixture over bread cubes and top with the remaining cheese. Make ahead suggestion: cover dish with foil and refrigerate for 8-10 hours before baking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake covered for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes or until top is puffed up and cheese is browned at edges. Let cool for 5 minutes; cut into squares to serve.

Note: Create your own variations by using other vegetables.

Nutrition Facts per serving
Calories: 210
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
Cholesterol: 20 mg
Sodium: 310 mg
Calcium: 30% Daily Value
Protein: 17 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g

Recipe created by 3-A-Day™ of Dairy.