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Cheese Sausage Strata

 Cheese Sausage Strata
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.
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds bulk pork sausage
  • 9 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 373 calories, 25 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 217 mg cholesterol, 1,097 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 23 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.