Sausage-Cranberry Strata

Need a new egg bake for brunch? Here's one with crowd-pleasing flavors of sausage, cheese and a tasty cranberry surprise.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 40 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1 1/2
lb bulk pork sausage
10
English muffins, diced (about 12 cups)
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1
cup sweetened dried cranberries
8
eggs
1 1/2
cups milk
1
cup sour cream
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
3
cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (12 oz)

  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain.
  • 2 Spread half of the diced muffins in pan; top with half of the sausage, half of the onions and half of the cranberries. Repeat layers with remaining muffins, sausage, onions and cranberries.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat eggs, milk, sour cream, salt and pepper with wire whisk until well blended; pour over mixture in pan. Sprinkle cheese over top. Spray sheet of foil with cooking spray; place sprayed side down over pan. Cover; refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 4 Heat oven to 325°F. Bake covered 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 30 to 40 minutes longer or until top is golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into squares.

Expert Tips

Use 12 cups cubed bread in place of the English muffins.

Try hot and spicy sausage for a flavor kick.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
220),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
25%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
205mg
205%;
Sodium
730mg
730%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.