Broccoli and Sausage Casserole

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
10 min
1 hr


Olive oil cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Garlic clove(s)

1 large clove(s), halved

Italian bread

12 oz, (1 piece), split

Uncooked red onion(s)

1 large, cut into thin wedges

Broccoli florets

4 cup(s)

Olive oil

1 tsp

Uncooked sweet Italian turkey sausage

12 oz, or hot variety, casings removed (about 3/4 pound)

Canned chicken broth

1 cup(s)

Table salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Red pepper flakes

¼ tsp

Reduced-fat cheddar cheese

3¼ oz, (about 3/4 cup), sharp variety, shredded


  1. Set racks in lower third and middle of oven and preheat oven to 400°F. Spray two large baking sheets with olive oil nonstick spray.
  2. Rub garlic over cut sides of bread. Place bread, cut side up, on one side of one prepared baking sheet; spread onion alongside. Spread broccoli on second prepared baking sheet. Spray vegetables and bread with nonstick spray, tossing vegetables until coated evenly. Roast, stirring vegetables after 10 minutes and turning bread over, until broccoli is tender and bread is crisp, about 20 minutes. Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes.
  3. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Spray 9-inch square baking dish or casserole dish with nonstick spray.
  4. Heat oil in large heavy nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook sausage, breaking it up with wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add broccoli, onion, bread cubes, broth, salt, black pepper, and pepper flakes, stirring until mixed well.
  5. Spoon 3 cups of broccoli mixture into prepared baking dish; sprinkle with 1/4 cup of Cheddar. Top with remaining broccoli mixture and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through, about 30 minutes.
  6. Per serving: 1/8 of casserole