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Strata with Italian Sausage - Recipe

Since most of the preparation can be done a day ahead of time, this egg and Italian sausage breakfast dish saves you time when preparing for a special brunch. This strata recipe is sure to please the heartiest of appetites.
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Strata with Italian Sausage Recipe
  • Over medium heat, cook the sausage until browned on the outside and no longer pink on the inside. Drain the excess grease. Cool and crumble.
  • In a large bowl, mix together eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper.
  • Cover the bottom of prepared baking dish with bread cubes. Sprinkle the crumbled sausage, shredded cheese, mushrooms, red peppers, green peppers, and onions on top of the bread.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the top of the sausage mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or at least 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 325°. Remove the plastic wrap covering before baking. Bake 55 to 60 minutes, uncovered. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Container: 9
Servings: 10
-16 ounces Italian sausage
-12 eggs, slightly beaten
-3 cups milk
-1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
-1/2 teaspoon black pepper
-1 teaspoon salt
-6 cups or 7 cups bread, crust removed and cubed
-3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
-1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
-1/2 cup roasted red pepper strips
-1/2 cup green pepper, diced
-2 bunches green onions, sliced