Breakfast Sausage Strata

An easy savory Sausage Strata recipe for Christmas morning
Christmas breakfast casserole sausage strata
Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Every Christmas morning that I can remember has involved this sausage strata dish – and it is soooooo delicious.  Even I can make it – and I am not a chef. It takes like a fluffy cheesy sausage soufflé – the eggs melt with the bread so it barely tastes like eggs. We actually serve with scrambled eggs. If there is any leftover (an odd occurrence) the strata heats up well in the oven or microwave the next day.

What is a strata?

It’s basically an egg and bread casserole. Merriam-Webster defines a strata as, “dish that is made up of layers of bread, cheese, and meat or vegetables over which a mixture of eggs and milk is poured and that is usually refrigerated before it is baked a ham and cheese strata.”

When to serve

  • Chinoiserie ideas for Easter brunch
  • Mother’s Day brunch
  • Christmas morning is always a winner
  • New Year’s Day! Who doesn’t want a savory sausage strata to kick off the new year!?
  • Every other weekend of the year, why wait for a celebration?

What to serve with it

  • Bacon … because bacon is always a good idea, even as a side with sausage
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Something sweet, like a pastry
  • Toast, English muffins, biscuits
  • Fruit
  • Hash browns
  • Grits
  • Mimosas! Or skip the OJ and just pour a glass of Gloria Ferrer Sparkling

Sausage Strata Recipe

Christmas breakfast casserole sausage strata

Sausage Strata

Such an easy + savory brunch recipe

Ingredients

  • 6 slices of bread
  • 1 1/2 lbs pork sausage
  • 1 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cups light cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  1. trim crust from bread
  2. fit bread into casserole dish
  3. brown the sausage, drain fat
  4. spread sausage over bread
  5. Add cheese on top
  6. combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, then pour into casserole dish evenly
  7. bake at 350 for 30 minutes until done
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 498Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 197mgSodium: 1131mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 26g

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