CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Sausage-Cheese CasseroleStratas are a favorite for Easter brunch.
By: Herald Staff Report,
Stratas are a favorite for Easter brunch.
12 ounces turkey breakfast sausage
2 cups 1 percent low-fat milk
2 cups egg substitute
1 teaspoon dry mustard
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne
3 large eggs
16 1-ounce slices bread
1 cup finely shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
¼ teaspoon paprika
Heat nonstick skillet over medium-high. Coat with cooking spray. Add sausage. Cook until browned. Set aside to cool. Combine milk, next 6 ingredients in bowl. Trim crusts from bread. Cut into 1-inch cubes. Add cubes, sausage, cheese to milk mixture, stirring. Pour into 9-by-13-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove strata from refrigerator. Let stand 30 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Yield: Serves 12.
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