Cheese Sausage Strata Recipe
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Cheese Sausage Strata Recipe

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Sausage provides plenty of flavor in this hearty morning casserole shared by Teresa Marchese from New Berlin, Wisconsin. It's a great addition to a brunch buffet, because it's assembled the night before to cut down on last-minute fuss.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds bulk pork sausage
  • 9 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups milk
  • 9 slices bread, cubed
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 373 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 217mg cholesterol, 1097mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, trace fiber), 23g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the eggs, milk, bread, cheese, bacon and mustard. Transfer to a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cheese Sausage Strata in Quick Cooking March/April 2001, p38

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"My family asked for 3rd helpings... the ultimate compliment!"

Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"I love how you can make it a day before! We made this numerous times already Sunday mornings. We do have to bake a little longer that stated. Pour some maple syrup on top before eating, it is awesome!"

Reviewed Aug. 10, 2013

"I always make this for Christmas morning. It' s so easy to pop in while enjoying family time. I use turkey sausage to lighten it up a bit."

Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"I made this for Easter brunch and everyone loved it. So easy to make and delicious too!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"cut the recipe by 1/3, added a cup of leftover brown rice to reduce bread, used 4 slices of sprouted grain bread and a pkg of bacon bits and 1# bulk turkey sausage to reduce the fat. Next time I'll add mushrooms."

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