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cheesy sausage and spinach breakfast strata

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Silka Clark
Denver, CO

This is one of our favorites when the Bronco's play at 11 on Sunday. Best Sunday brunch ever. Go Broncos!

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This strata is delicious! We love a breakfast recipe that you can make ahead and just pop in the oven the next day. The croissant base adds an elegant and buttery touch. The onions give the strata bit of sweetness while the spinach adds an earthy flavor. The egg, sausage, and cheese mixture is fantastic. Great for a game day brunch, luncheon, or even a breakfast for dinner night.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 8
prep time 8 Hr 25 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cheesy sausage and spinach breakfast strata

  • 4
    large, day old croissants; cut into cubes
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 1 can
    spinach, drained
  • 1 pkg
    pork breakfast sausage, cooked and drained
  • 2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6
  • 2 1/4 c
    half and half
  • 2 tsp
    Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    dried basil

How To Make cheesy sausage and spinach breakfast strata

  • Torn up pieces of bread in a white baking dish.
    Butter a 9x13-inch casserole dish and add half the croissant cubes.
  • Onions sauteeing in a skillet.
    Melt the butter in a medium skillet and saute the onion over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Spinach added to a skillet.
    Stir in the spinach until mixed.
  • Spinach and onions added to bread cubes in white baking dish.
    Spoon the spinach and onions over the croissant cubes.
  • Sausage browning in a skillet.
    Brown the sausage. Drain.
  • Sausage and cheese sprinkled into baking dish.
    Sprinkle the sausage and half the cheese into the baking dish.
  • Croissants and cheese added to baking dish.
    Top with the remaining croissant cubes and the rest of the cheese.
  • Eggs and milk added to blender.
    In a blender, mix the eggs, half and half, mustard, salt, pepper, and basil.
  • Egg mixture poured over bread in baking dish.
    Pour evenly over the casserole to moisten all of the croissant pieces. Gently press down with a fork to get all of the croissants dampened.
  • Baking dish covered with aluminum foil.
    Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Breakfast strata baking in oven.
    Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 45-55 minutes.
  • Piece of breakfast strata on a plate.
    Cool at least 10 minutes before serving.

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