Thursday, November 29, 2007

Cheese & Sausage Strata

My husband & I really like warm breakfast, cereal won't do in our house. It causes a few issues though, either we eat out for breakfast because their isn't enough time to make something, or I get up extra early and, well, that makes for a bad day for me. Normally, I try to cook some kind of breakfast bake on the weekend so the Hubs & I have something for the week to take to work, but not being home on the weekends, I had to make time last night. Well actually, last night & Tuesday night.

This is a recipe from my awesome aunt Kathy. She made this a few years ago at our holiday family get-together brunch, so I snagged the recipe. You need to plan in advance for this, as the strata has to sit overnight in the fridge.

Cheese & Sausage Strata
For a 6x9 Pyrex dish
10 oz sharp cheddar cheese grated
6 slices white bread cubed
6 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp dry mustard
Scant ¼ cup melted butter (melt it)
1 package of breakfast sausage

Dry bread crumbs in 250 oven. In a skillet, cook the sausage thoroughly. Make sure to drain off the fat or your strata will come out greasy. Grease casserole dish. Place bread, cheese & sausage in 2 layers of each. Beat eggs, add milk, salt and mustard and pour over the layers. Pour melted butter over all. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 oven for 1 hour or until fully cooked.
When this cooled I separated it into individual portions so the hubs & I could just pick one up on the way out the door. This morning, it was wonderful after heating in the microwave for about 45 seconds.


Nemmie said...

OH MY GOD I HAVE THIS RECIPE TOO! And it is awesome. Yours looks great!

Amanda said...

This looks wonderful!!! Unlike Nemmie, I do not have this recipe, so thanks for posting!

~Amber~ said...

Mmmm this looks so good. I starred this recipe!

Leslie said...

I made something very close to this while the ILs were in town for Thanksgiving! Instead of bread, I used seasoned croutons and poured the eggs over and let sit overnight in the fridge. It was sooo good and flavorful, yum!