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Author Notes: I got the original recipe from a friend in a "mommy group" when my daughter was less than a year old. I made it, but it was too heavy! I changed it up a bit and made it a little lighter. Now it is a Holiday staple. My whole family loves it! —sensiblebloomers
- 1 Loaf Pugliesse bread or other chewy, crusty, rustic loaf, sliced 1/2" thick
- 4 tablespoons Butter
- 8 ounces sliced, fresh mushrooms
- 1 cup sliced scallions
- 16 ounces turkey breakfast sausage
- 10 ounces bag fresh spinach
- 12 ounces grated swiss cheese
- 8 eggs
- 3 1/2 cups milk
- 3 tablespoons stone ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- Let butter get to room temperature so it will spread easily on the bread. Spread thinly on one side of each slice.
- Saute mushrooms in oil, set aside.
- Crumble sausage and cook, set aside.
- Cook spinach, drain, chop, set aside
- In a lightly greased or non-stick 11x7 pan that has at least 2 inches height, layer bread, sausage, mushrooms, onions, spinach and cheese. Repeat.
- Mix everything from eggs down together in a large bowl or measuring cup and pour over all.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake uncovered at 350 f deg. for 1 hour. Serve hot!