Sausage, Vegetable and Cheese Strata

Betty Crocker's Living with Cancer Cookbook shares a recipe! Strata spells do-ahead egg dish and next-day easy baking success.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1/2
pound bulk mild pork sausage
1/2
pound bulk hot pork sausage
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed to drain or 1/2 pound leaf spinach
1
pound small zucchini, sliced
2
medium green bell pepper, sliced
1
medium onion, sliced
10
slices white bread
7
eggs
1 1/2
cups low-fat milk
1
teaspoon ground mustard
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)

  • 1 Grease rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Cook sausage in 12-inch skillet over medium heat 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink; drain. Melt butter in same skillet over medium-high heat. Cook spinach, zucchini, bell peppers and onion in butter about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until zucchini is crisp-tender.
  • 2 Break each bread slice into 4 pieces. Layer sausage, vegetables and bread in pan. Beat eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper with hand beater or wire whisk until blended; pour over bread. Sprinkle cheeses over top. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 325ºF. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake about 45 minutes longer or until top is golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Expert Tips

Betty Crocker joined with oncologists, a nutrition expert and cancer patients to bring you easy, nutritious recipes in this special book.

Substitute turkey sausage for one or both of the pork sausages, and you’ll slash fat.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
145 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16 g
16 %
(Saturated Fat
7 g,
7 %
),
Cholesterol
160 mg
160 %;
Sodium
830 mg
830 %;
Total Carbohydrate
17 g
17 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
21 g
21 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
46%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
34%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.