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Mushroom Sausage Strata

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
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

  • 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 in the center to come out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 296 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 491mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g protein.

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  • Exotictech
    Sep 8, 2020

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  • goneabroad71
    Feb 12, 2017

    This is my go-to recipe for brunch, and the dish always garners lots of compliments! I prefer to saut? fresh mushrooms rather than using the canned ones. The type of sausage you use makes a difference, too -- I like to use sausage with a lot of herbs and spices, or to add my own if the sausage is mild.

  • cherylyoung
    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.

  • sallyjojo
    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 ovenpreheated).

  • jawebb19
    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!

  • JROUS
    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.

  • Kris Hodges
    Nov 29, 2014

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

  • brenda5736
    Mar 20, 2014

    I did leave out the worcestershire, and used ham and sausage, best strata I have ever had! Made it for my friends and they all had to have the recipie, what a hit! Also had to use evaported milk because I did not have 1/2 &1/2.

  • Ab0628
    Jul 13, 2012

    I actually made this for dinner tonight. I stumbled upon it while looking for something to do with ground sausage. I sauteed an onion with the sausage, used 12 ounces of mushrooms, and used skim milk and fat free half and half. I just had it in the fridge for an hour or so. This was a nice surprise. Everyone liked it. I will make this again.

  • shannonocain
    Dec 20, 2010

    WONDERFUL!