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Cheese and Sausage Strata

Updated: Dec 31, 2023


You’ve got some house guests? Or folks comin’ over for brunch? Well, honey, this here Cheese and Sausage Strata is the perfect recipe for you!  To save yourself some hassle, you can even put it all together the night before, refrigerate it, and bake it in the morning! Serve this dee-lish-us strata with some fresh fruit and mimosas and your guests will LUV you!  And be askin’ for seconds! YUM!

Cheese and Sausage Strata

Recipe by: Bobbi Jo Lathan

Recipe type: Brunch

Cuisine: Southern

PREP TIME

30 mins

COOK TIME

60 mins

TOTAL TIME

1 hour 30 mins

INGREDIENTS

1 ½ pounds bulk pork sausage (crumbled)

½ small white onion (chopped)

8 white bread slices (cut into cubes)

1 ½ cups sharp cheddar cheese (grated)

9 eggs (beaten)

2 ½ cups evaporated milk

2 teaspoons dry mustard

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder (or granulated garlic)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F and grease yourself a 9” X 13” baking dish.

  2. In your skillet, cook the crumbled sausage until it’s no longer pink.

  3. Add the chopped onion and stir into sausage and cook for another 2 minutes until the onion is translucent.

  4. Then, turn off the burner and set aside a minute.

  5. Place a layer of the cubed bread into the bottom of the 9” X 13” greased baking dish.

  6. Top the bread with the cooked sausage-onion mixture. (NOTE: If the sausage you just sautéed has a lot of excess grease, then use a slotted spoon to drain the sausage before placing it over the bread cubes.)

  7. Now, sprinkle the top of the sausage with the grated cheddar cheese.

  8. In a mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, evaporated milk, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

  9. Pour this mixture over the bread-sausage-cheese mixture in the 9” X 13” baking dish. (NOTE: This can also be refrigerated overnight and cooked the next day.)

  10. Place the strata in the oven and bake at 350° for 60 minutes until you can stick a knife into the middle and it comes out clean. Depending upon how hot your oven cooks, it may be less or more than 60 minutes.

  11. Remove the strata from oven when done and let it stand for about 3-5 minutes before cutting into squares and serving. All your breakfast or brunch guests will love it! YUM!

NOTES

You can also substitute the sausage with ham or bacon (or both) in the recipe. You can also cook them individually in ramekins which will cut your cook time in half.

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