Brunch-Perfect Sausage Strata Recipe

Whether you're hosting family for a long weekend or planning a holiday work brunch, a big breakfast with a special recipe is perfect. This sausage strata is a delicious casserole-like meal with eggs, sausage, bread, and cheese.

16 ounces sausage ¼ cup shallots, chopped 10 eggs 4 cups whole milk 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 cup Gruyère cheese, grated 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated 1 tablespoon dried parsley 6 cups cubed Italian or French bread



Set aside a lightly greased 9x13 pan. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink. Leave the grease in the pan and remove the sausage to a plate. 

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Add chopped shallots to skillet with remaining grease. Slowly cook until golden, about 5 minutes. 

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Place shallots on sausage plate and set aside. Mix eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.

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Add Gruyère, cheddar, parsley, sausage, and shallots and mix well.

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Add the cubed bread to the bowl and gently mix until coated in egg mixture. 

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Fill the pan and foil it. Keep refrigerated for 8–24 hours. Heat the oven to 350 F. 

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Baking the strata for 50-60 minutes will make the center set and golden. Wait 10 minutes after removing from the oven before cutting and serving.

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