This Sausage, Artichoke and Broccoli Casserole Recipe is a great low calorie meal idea to serve for just about any meal. It’s full of yummy flavors and with just a 5 Points per serving, it’s really quite satisfying. Pair this Italian casserole with a zero Point salad for a complete meal. My whole family loved this dish, and had no idea that it was Weight Watchers friendly!
Sausage, Artichoke and Broccoli Casserole Recipe
– 12 oz fresh Italian bread, cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes
– 4 cups fresh broccoli, cut into florets
– 1 can artichoke hearts, drained
– 1 large red onion, cut into thin wedges
– 9 oz raw turkey or chicken Italian style sausage, casings removed
– 1/2 cup fat free chicken broth
– 1 tsp olive oil
– 3 garlic cloves, minced
– ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
– 1 tsp dried oregano
– ¾ cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
– salt and pepper to taste
– non fat cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400ºF. Place bread on a baking sheet and lightly coat with non fat cooking spray. Bake about 15 minutes, or until bread is lightly browned. Take out of oven and reduce oven temperature to 350ºF.
While bread is baking, spray a large skillet with non fat cooking spray, and sauté garlic, broccoli and onion wedges until veggies are tender. When they are ready, turn off heat and set aside
In another large, nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Brown sausage, breaking it up as it cooks, approx 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in artichokes, broccoli and onion, bread cubes, broth, oregano, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.
Coat a 9-inch square baking dish with non fat cooking spray. Spoon 3 cups broccoli and sausage mixture into prepared dish and cover with just 1/4 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining broccoli and sausage mixture and then cover with remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through, about 30 minutes. Cut into 8 equally sized portions.
Entire recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is 1/8 of casserole
Each serving = 5 Points