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Start-Right Strata

 Start-Right Strata
“I substituted reduced-fat ingredients and reworked this recipe to fit my diet…and my tastes!” Served with melon or grapes on the side, it's ideal for overnight guests. Cecile Brown - Chillicothe, Texas
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + standing


  • 4 slices white bread, torn into pieces
  • 4 breakfast turkey sausage links, casings removed, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup salsa


  • Place bread in an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray;
  • set aside.
  • In a small nonstick skillet, cook the sausage and onion over medium
  • heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Spoon over bread. In a
  • small bowl, combine the milk, egg substitute and sour cream. Stir in
  • cheese. Pour over the meat mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 325° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before
  • cutting. Serve with salsa.
  • Or before refrigerating, cover and freeze strata for up to 3 months.
  • To use frozen strata: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from

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Directions (continued)

  • the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake according
  • to directions.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece with 1 tablespoon salsa equals 247 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 580 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.