Mushroom Sausage Strata Recipe
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Mushroom Sausage Strata Recipe

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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:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + standing
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 296 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 491mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein


  1. 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.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients; pour over the cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, for 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

  4. 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 near the center to come out clean.
    Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Mushroom Sausage Strata in Taste of Home December/January 2003, p33

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2015

"Didn't care for this at all. Made it as directed except only used cheddar cheese. It had no taste at all except for the sausage. I feel it was a waste of time & money. A total disappointment."

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2015

"This was excellent!!! I made half, put in a 9 x 9. Used 4 eggs. Had 8 oz fresh mushrooms and 3 chopped green onion sauteed with the sausage. Baked for 30 minutes and forgot the worcestershire. . . and set it on the stove for 10 minutes before baking (while the oven


Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Made this over the holiday and it was delicious. I used fresh mushrooms instead of canned and that worked just fine. A keeper!"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2014

"This is a keeper recipe. This breakfast or brunch casserole was delicious and very easy to put together. I also agree that you could use hashbrowns in this recipe instead of bread. I will make this recipe for my family again and definitely recommend it to friends."

Reviewed Nov. 29, 2014

"I love sausage stratas and hash browns are NOT as good as bread in them. Don't fall for that!"

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