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Overnight Sausage Strata

 Overnight Sausage Strata
This dish is convenient since you prepare it the night before baking. I always serve this when we have overnight guests because there's no morning prep time. I get to visit while it's in the oven.—Elizabeth Link, Charlotte, North Carolina
8-10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 7 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 8 Eggland's Best Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Place bread cubes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Drizzle
  • with butter. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, mustard,
  • Italian seasoning and pepper; mix well. Pour over bread. Crumble
  • sausage over top; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 8
  • hours or overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 325° for 45-55 minutes or until a knife inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before
  • serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 355 calories, 25 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 225 mg cholesterol, 559 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.

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