A strata is a casserole of layers of bread, in this case vegetarian sausage and cheese baked in eggs. This one is really good for vegetarians on Easter.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
3 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and stir in the vegetarian sausage. Cook and stir until the sausage is crumbly, and evenly browned. Stir in the onion, garlic, and bell pepper; cook and stir until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside.

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  • Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange bread in an even layer in the prepared baking dish. Scatter the sausage mixture on top. Brush with the Dijon mustard, and sprinkle with cheese. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, and pour over the cheese. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove strata from the refrigerator, and unwrap.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until puffed, lightly browned, and the center is set, 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; protein 17.4g 35% DV; carbohydrates 19.6g 6% DV; fat 13.3g 20% DV; cholesterol 200.1mg 67% DV; sodium 536.7mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
This was great! I did cut the recipe in half. I didn't have any ground sausage on hand so I used 6 Morning Star brand fake sausage patties maple flavor & it was delicious! My meat eating husband loved it! I also added 2 extra garlic cloves. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2012
Good basic recipe but lacked the punch I was looking for - maybe some Jalepenos tomatoes or green onions would spruce it up a bit. Still a good start for an exceptional meal. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/08/2012
Good basic recipe but lacked the punch I was looking for - maybe some Jalepenos tomatoes or green onions would spruce it up a bit. Still a good start for an exceptional meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2011
This was great! I did cut the recipe in half. I didn't have any ground sausage on hand so I used 6 Morning Star brand fake sausage patties maple flavor & it was delicious! My meat eating husband loved it! I also added 2 extra garlic cloves. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2010
Good basic strata. I halved the recipe used vegetarian sausage and a nice crusty whole wheat bread. I baked it in a 8x8 baking dish. The next time I would use a 9x9 dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2013
I made this recipe without any alterations except using a different type of cheese. It was really good! I literally just made it a few hours ago for breakfast for my sister's birthday! I used butter flavored crouton mixed with Caesar croutons. Will surely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/27/2016
I tried five stores and couldn't find vegetarian Italian sausage. I'm sure this would have been better with seasoned vegetarian "meat " but the only kind I found made this sort is "meh." Next time I'll add in Mexican seasoning use sharp cheddar cheese and serve with salsa. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2015
Made this with a 1/2 pound of bacon that's what I had on hand. My husband loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2017
Very easy assemble-ahead dish for brunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2015
My vegetarian friends all ate seconds - so yummy! Great way to use up leftover stuffing bread cubes. My carnivore husband said it would be better with real meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2017
Easy economical and delicious! I used left over pork roast because that is what I had at home. Would work great with many types of meats. Read More
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