When I plan brunch for a crowd, strata is one of the first dishes on my list. And I'm not alone in loving this easy breakfast casserole. So enjoy creating your own combinations using ingredients that are in season or on hand, and be prepared for compliments.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
1 hr 45 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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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Set an oven rack in the center position of the oven. Prepare a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute spinach in hot oil until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Beat milk, eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, and freshly ground black pepper together in a bowl until smooth.

  • Line the bottom of the prepared baking dish with half the baguette slices. Spread about half the sausage cubes and half the sauteed spinach over the bread layer. Sprinkle 3 ounces Cheddar cheese, 3 ounces mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup scallions over the sausage and spinach. Pour 1 cup of the milk mixture over everything. Arrange remaining bread in a layer over the ingredients in the baking dish. Repeat layering of sausage, spinach, Cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and green onions, respectively. Pour remaining milk mixture over the dish to soak ingredients completely.

  • Cover dish with plastic wrap. Weigh plastic wrap down with 3 soup cans to keep top of strata immersed in liquid. Let sit at room temperature for 15 minutes.

  • Bake in preheated oven until set in the center, about 50 minutes. Switch oven to Broil and continue cooking until the top of the strata begins to puff and turn brown in spots, about 5 minutes more. Let strata cool 8 to 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; protein 25.8g 52% DV; carbohydrates 18.9g 6% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 214.9mg 72% DV; sodium 1113.3mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2017
I've never used soy sausage to make this just traditional sausage and it always turns out perfect. This is one of our favourite breakfast dishes especially when we have company! Everyone raves about it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2016
Delicious. I used spicy soy crumbles with black beans and cut back on the cheese a little bit. I liked how this is layered so instead of the cheese being mixed in with the eggs you get little pockets of cheesy goodness. It reheats well. Lots of combos can be used here.. diff cheese meats. etc Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2017
I've never used soy sausage to make this just traditional sausage and it always turns out perfect. This is one of our favourite breakfast dishes especially when we have company! Everyone raves about it! Read More
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