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Mushroom Sausage Strata

This flavorful casserole is a hearty mainstay for our family's Christmas Day brunch menu. Being able to assemble the recipe ahead of time is a real plus! —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 10 slices whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with the sausage, mushrooms and cheeses.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients; pour over the cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, for 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

  • Freeze option: After assembling, cover and freeze strata. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake strata as directed, increasing time as necessary for a knife inserted in the center to come out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 296 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 491mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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