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Simple Sausage Strata

 Simple Sausage Strata
In Clarksville, Tennessee, Bonnie Coffman starts this convenient casserole with a simple bread base. Then she adds cheese, eggs and succulent sausage to create a satisfying sunrise meal.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 6 slices bread, crusts removed
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup half-and-half cream
  • Pinch pepper


  • Place bread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; set aside. In a
  • large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Stir in mustard. Sprinkle sausage and cheese evenly over
  • bread.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, cream and pepper. Pour over cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a knife
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes
  • before cutting into squares. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 286 calories, 19 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 126 mg cholesterol, 423 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 13 g protein.

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