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The “strata” in this classic casserole are layers of bread, cheese and sausage baked in an egg-rich pudding.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Spring 2004


Recipe Summary

3 hrs 15 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish (or similar shallow 3-quart baking dish) with cooking spray.

  • Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Add onions and bell pepper to the pan and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl until blended.

  • Spread bread in the prepared baking dish. Scatter the sausage and the onion mixture evenly over the bread. Brush with mustard. Sprinkle with cheese. Pour in the egg mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the strata, uncovered, until puffed, lightly browned and set in the center, 55 to 65 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving hot.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through step 4 the night before serving.

Nutrition Facts

255 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 18.6g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 7g; fat 12.7g; saturated fat 4.7g; cholesterol 229mg; vitamin a iu 1092.4IU; vitamin c 25.9mg; folate 57.3mcg; calcium 224.5mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 41.9mg; potassium 379.8mg; sodium 511.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2/3 starch, 1/3 milk, 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean protein, 1 1/3 medium-fat protein