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Savory Italian Sausage Strata Recipe

Savory Italian Sausage Strata Recipe

Your family will love this pretty puffy casserole—and you'll love that it can be made ahead for convenience. —Suzette Jury, Keene, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour + standing YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread (1 pound), cubed
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 10 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Place bread cubes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with mushrooms, onions and sausage.
  • 2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, cream, mustard and salt. Pour over top; sprinkle with cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. (Cover loosely with foil if top browns too quickly.) Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  • 4. Serve immediately or before refrigerating and baking, cover and freeze casserole for up to 3 months.
  • 5. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake according to directions. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 414 calories, 25 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 242 mg cholesterol, 824 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.