Savory Sausage Strata
Stratas have traditionally been a favorite make ahead breakfast or brunch entrée. In this variation, ground sausage shows itself off in style. Just add a thoughtful assortment of fresh fruit along with steaming mugs of coffee for a memorable morning meal.
Ingredients 1 ½ pounds Bratos, cut into bite size pieces
16 slices good quality white bread
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Instructions In a large skillet, brown Bratos. *Cut bread into cubes.In an 8 x 12-in baking dish, evenly spread Bratos over bread.
Top with shredded cheese.
In a mixing bowl, beat together eggs, milk, salt and mustard until evenly combined.
Pour over sausage mixture.
Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 24 hoursBake, covered, in a preheated 325 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Uncover, bake for 30 minutes more or till a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Notes Serves 8* You can substitute soy sausage crumbles instead of Bratos if you prefer.