My grandmother makes this every Christmas morning, and it's amazing. My husband hates eggs and he always has seconds, even my 1- and 2-year-old gobble this up. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Ingredients are forgiving; add your favorites or spice it up. Just make sure your veggies are not going to water it down.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Generously grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir sausage until crumbly and completely browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer cooked sausage to the prepared casserole dish.

  • Cook and stir mushrooms in the same skillet over medium heat until liquid has been released and mushrooms are lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes; drain.

  • Mix mushrooms, eggs, bread, milk, Cheddar cheese, ham, spinach, flour, mustard powder, salt, butter, and basil together in a large bowl; pour over sausage. Cover casserole dish and refrigerate, 2 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center of the strata comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

599.8 calories; protein 34.2g 68% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; fat 37.2g 57% DV; cholesterol 255.6mg 85% DV; sodium 1738mg 70% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2012
I made this recipe for family brunch on Thanksgiving morning. I assembled everything the night before so all I had to do was take the dish from refrigerator to oven the morning of-- a great time saver. Everyone loved it, even my niece who is not a fan of eggs, had 2 helpings. The only note I would make is I think the amounts of mustard powder & butter are transposed. I used 2 tsp of mustard powder (Not 2 TBL ) & 2 TBL of butter (not 2 tsp). I also cut the milk to 2 1/2 cups. Will definitely make this again. Probably at Christmas. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2013
I made this last week as a rehearsal for Christmas morning unfortunately we thought it was just ok. We found it to be way too bland for our taste even though I added extra salt pepper and some paprika. I won't make this again. Read More
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54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2012
I made this recipe for family brunch on Thanksgiving morning. I assembled everything the night before so all I had to do was take the dish from refrigerator to oven the morning of-- a great time saver. Everyone loved it, even my niece who is not a fan of eggs, had 2 helpings. The only note I would make is I think the amounts of mustard powder & butter are transposed. I used 2 tsp of mustard powder (Not 2 TBL ) & 2 TBL of butter (not 2 tsp). I also cut the milk to 2 1/2 cups. Will definitely make this again. Probably at Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2012
Tasty strata. I found for me there was not nearly enough egg. I used 1 1/2 times what recipe called for and I think next time I'll double. I adjusted the seasonings to compensate and used a mixed Mexican cheese and homemade turkey sausage Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2012
Very good I omitted the ham but used more sausage and added fried cherry tomatoes for color. It could also use more liquid. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2014
I made this exactly by the recipe. Simple and easy actually fun to make. I will make this again and tweak it with adding other veggies. It was great as is. Hubby loved it too! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2015
I made it for a work breakfast and it turned out well! I used half sharp cheddar cheese and omitted the ham I think it would have been meat overload to have both sausage & ham in it. I added 3-4 eggs just because it seemed to need it. I never use white bread for these recipes but instead chose a whole wheat bread with nuts in it...it added a wonderful texture! One last addition was onions. I love spinach but omitted it because I was concerned about it being too moist. I added onions. Next time I will add the spinach and compensate with more eggs. I'll also play around with various cheeses! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2013
Delish! I used 12 eggs instead of 8. Cut up about 3/4 of a day old baguette. Didn't have spinach. Used frozen precooked sausages cut up then microwaved (not sure if that was necessary). Cooked one med chopped onion with the mushrooms. Forgot the flour. Also forgot to grease the dish! Remembered it in the morning before baking thank goodness. Greased a second dish and slid everything in from the first. Turned out GREAT!! Fam loved this!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2013
My husband loved it. It came out well after 70 minutes in my oven. I used an 8 ounce French bread. Thanks for the recipe!:o) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2014
Love it! Great for brunch. I like to pour a little extra egg and milk the morning of. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2013
Made this for a club event and everyone loved it! I would recommend cutting back on the amount of milk used if you prefer more egg vs a custard like texture. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2013
I made this last week as a rehearsal for Christmas morning unfortunately we thought it was just ok. We found it to be way too bland for our taste even though I added extra salt pepper and some paprika. I won't make this again. Read More
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