Italian Sausage Cheese Strata Recipe

"I usually have most of this on hand and with OMAC always have spaghetti sauce to use - other then just for spaghetti Recipe Source: Trisha Kruse"
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Preheat oven to 350°F; grease a 13-by-9-inch pan.
  • Trim crusts from bread and cube.
  • Crumble sausage into a large skillet; sauté with onion, mushrooms and pepper. Place half the bread cubes in prepared pan, top with half the sausage mixture and half the cheese; repeat layers.
  • In a medium bowl whisk eggs, milk, Italian seasoning, garlic and salt; pour over the filled casserole. Let stand 15 minutes so bread can soak up egg mixture.
  • Bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes, cut into squares and serve drizzled with warm spaghetti sauce.

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  1. SkyGlitter
    I made this exactly as directed and it was way too wet and eggy for me. It did have good flavor though so I will try it again with less eggs and less milk - I'm thinking 5 eggs and 2 cups of milk would work better for me.
  2. CoffeeB
    I made this tonight for a brekky type supper. Per family's preference I omitted the mushrooms, greenpepper and onion. I know I know...they like just plain ol, plain ol. I also didn't have whole milk and so used skim with a touch of 1/2 and 1/2. This would make a lovely brunch type casserole and I plan on making this again as it went over really well. Made for 123Hits.~
  3. twinnythepooh
    OMG OMG OMG OMG! everybody HAS to try this meal!!! its is THE BOMB!!! i sprinkled hot sauce and parmesian cheese over it. lol. deliciouse!!! i didnt use mushrooms and it still turned out great! thank you Ceezie for putting this recipe on here!
  4. twissis
    If there was an *Italian Comfort Food Cookbook* , this recipe would be in it. It is like a really good lasagna w/o the fuss & w/tomato sauce optional. I made a half recipe exactly as written. It is good as is & that was DHs pref. I ate mine w/the sauce & a sprinkle of Parmesan as pictured. We liked this a lot & versatile recipes like this get high marks from me for being family-friendly, ingredient-friendly & budget friendly. You could go for a more pizza version by using pepperoni & adding black olives. Must be a recipe worthy of 5* since I am already planning the encore. :-)


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