Cheese and Sausage Strata
Overnight guests? Make this strata the night before and you'll spend less time in the kitchen preparing breakfast and more time visiting.
12 slices firm white bread, cubed
8 ounces Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese, cubed
4 ounces Wisconsin Mozzarella Cheese, cubed
8 ounces cooked breakfast sausage or cubed cooked ham, or 16 ounces bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 (4-ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained
6 large eggs
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish. Place half the cubed bread in a dish. Cover with the cheese, meat, and mushrooms. Top with remaining cubed bread.
- Beat eggs with milk and seasonings. Pour over bread, making sure to coat all of the cubes. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours.
- To finish the strata, preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Remove strata from refrigerator. Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Makes 8 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.