Italian Sausage Egg Strata

Italian Sausage Egg Strata Recipe

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Cindy McLaughlin


My mother made this casserole for Chrirstmas Eve Brunch Open Hour for years. (NOTE: The 8 hours prep time includes the inactive time that the dish spends in the refrigerator.)

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8 Hr 45 Min
55 Min


1 lb
hot italian sausage
12 slice
3 c
1 tsp
1 tsp
white peper
1 tsp
mustard, ground
1 3/4 c
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 Tbsp
butter, room temperature for greasing

How to Make Italian Sausage Egg Strata


  • 1Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Line a large jelly roll pan with foil. Divide sausage into small (1/2 inch) pieces and place on foil lined pan. Bake for 30 minutes until sausage is cooked. Drain sausage on paper toweling.
  • 2Grease a 9x13-inch pan with butter. Set aside.
  • 3Trim crusts from bread and cut into 1-inch cubes. Set aside.
  • 4Beat eggs until frothy in a large bowl. Add milk, salt, pepper and mustard to eggs. Beat well. Add cheese and stir. Add cubed bread to egg mixture. Stir until bread is just damped. Stir in sausage.
  • 5Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours. (Overnight is best.)
  • 6Remove baking pan from refrigerator and uncover. Place rack in the middle position in the oven. Place baking pan in cold oven. Preheast oven to 350 degrees F. Do NOT start timer until the oven has reached 350 degrees F. Bake for 55 minutes.
  • 7Allow pan to rest for 10 minutes. Spoon on to serving dishes.

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About Italian Sausage Egg Strata

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy