Pumpkin Strata Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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This breakfast casserole recipe is filled with lots of flavors to start your day off right. It may not be your typical morning breakfast, but this Italian Pumpkin Strata is perfect for your next breakfast or brunch get together with friends and family.

The creaminess of this delicious meal is packed flavor. With eggs, sweet Italian sausage, lots of veggies, cheese and other great flavors everyone will be sure to rave about this meal. Everyone will come back for seconds and beg you for the recipe.

If you want to save yourself some time, you can always buy ground turkey sausage at the grocery store and skip that part of the directions in the recipe below.

You will find the Weight Watchers points, nutrition, ingredients and directions below. All points have been rounded to the nearest whole value.

Pumpkin Strata

This recipe was modified from the original found here on verybestbaking.com. In an effort to reduce fats, calories and Weight Watchers Points, this recipe calls for homemade Italian sausage using ground turkey breast. It's not exactly the same taste as the original but still scrumptious....and lot's less points.

Recipe Type:

Breakfast, Brunch, Main Dish, Casserole

Degree of Difficulty:


Ingredients for Homemade Italian Sausage

  • 1 lb Ground Turkey Breast, 99% fat free
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder

Ingredients for Strata

  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (1small) chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 12 cups (about 1-pound loaf) 1 1/2-inch cubes Italian or French bread
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 cups (two 12 fluid-ounce cans) Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 3/4 cups (15-ounce can) Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram, crushed

Directions for Homemade Sausage

  1. Place the ground turkey and red wine vinegar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle all the remaining ingredients over the ground turkey.
  3. Knead until all spices are well blended.
  4. Wrap in storage bags and store in fridge for 12 hours (this gives the ground turkey time to absorb all the spices)

Directions for Strata

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add sausage, onion, bell peppers and garlic.
  4. Cook while stirring to break up the sausage for about 7 to 10 minutes or until sausage is browned; drain.
  5. Combine bread cubes, cheese and sausage mixture in a large bowl.
  6. Beat evaporated milk, pumpkin, eggs, salt, pepper, oregano, basil and marjoram in a medium bowl.
  7. Pour over bread mixture, pressing bread into the milk mixture.
  8. Pour into prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until set.
  10. Cut into 12 squares and serve warm.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 25 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Breakfast Casserole Recipe

The nutrition facts for this breakfast casserole recipe is shown below. The information is per serving and the number of servings is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.

Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings:12
Serving Size 8.4oz (1 square)
Calories 361
Total Fat 12.4g
      Sat Fat 6.0g
Cholesterol 117.7mg
Sodium 798.8mg
Total Carbohydrates 36.2g
      Fiber 3.0g
      Sugar 10.1g
Protein 26.8g

MyWW Points

Green: 11 pts
Blue: 9 pts
Purple: 9 pts

Other Weight Watchers Points

9 pts
8 pts

The ground turkey breast, veggies, pumpkin puree and eggs are not included in the calculation of the MyWW Blue and purple points. The veggies are not included for the other points values.

In addition to this breakfast casserole recipe, try this Quiche Lorraine recipe for breakfast or brunch.

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