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Breakfast Hot Dish

Photo: Christopher Testani
Active time 20 mins
Total time 1 hr, 20 mins

Serves 8

If you're not from the Upper Midwest, you may not be familiar with hot dish. Traditionally, it's a casserole of starch (often french fries or tots), meat, and vegetables held together by a creamy sauce. "It's an easy way to feed a crowd," says Molly, "and it's perfect for the dead of winter because it's so hearty and warm and comforting." Her update uses sweet potatoes flavored with Aleppo pepper. To get a head start, you can roast the potatoes and brown the sausage a couple of days ahead.


  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1/8-in.-thick slices
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Aleppo pepper (or 1 Tbsp. hot paprika)
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 ounces reduced-fat white cheddar cheese, grated (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 pound turkey or chicken breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 340
  • fat 19.9 g
  • satfat 5.5 g
  • monofat 8.6 g
  • polyfat 3.2 g
  • protein 18 g
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 241 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 626 mg
  • calcium 197 mg
  • sugars 7 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

  2. Toss sweet potatoes and onion with oil and Aleppo pepper; spread into an even layer on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until tender.

  3. Place potatoes and onions in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture; fold in cheese and sausage. Coat a 13- x 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray; pour in egg mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until set and browned on top. Cool slightly before serving. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon yogurt.