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Overnight Sausage Strata Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. + standing YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 7 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 8 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Pork Sausage Roll, cooked and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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 piece: 355 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 225mg cholesterol, 559mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein.

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AlisaHinton User ID: 7474715 35996
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

"Very easy to make. I forgot to leave bread out so had to use it fresh vs. dried cubes and it still turned out great. I substituted ground deer meat that my son took this year, which I am not a huge fan of. However, with these seasonings the dish didn't taste gamey at all. I will make this again for sure."

draggan57 User ID: 4503158 79370
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"easy to make. A big hit with my family."

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