Turkey-Sausage-Strata

Turkey Sausage Strata

Total Time:
1 hr, 10 mins
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Yield:
8 servings
Dish Size:
3.5 Quart
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May 8, 2012
Tara’s Tidbits®

Though it may not seem necessary, I highly recommend preparing this the night before, as the bread really softens as it chills, becoming a part of the strata - rather than just cubes of bread surrounded by egg.

Stratas are a lot like savory bread puddings, perfect for breakfast or brunch with a crowd, since you can serve 8 from one dish prepared the night before. I like to use turkey sausage in place of pork sausage to make this hearty dish just a little bit lighter. - Tara

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 small loaf Italian bread
  • 12 ounces turkey breakfast sausage
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Spray a 3. to 5-quart temp-tations® baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Break Italian bread into 1-inch pieces and place in baking dish. Bread should fill the dish about halfway.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook turkey sausage until well browned. Crumble the sausage as it cooks, especially if using breakfast links. Remove from heat, and then drain any excess grease.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over bread in baking dish.
  5. Add sliced green onions and cooked turkey sausage to the baking dish, stirring until all are combined. Top with Cheddar cheese, cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (overnight is best).
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, uncover, and bake strata for 45-50 minutes, or until cheese is well browned, and the strata is set.
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