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For Monday’s night “dinner,” I madeĀ  breakfast: Italian Sausage Strata*, and hash browns. They were very yummy…especially the strata! See recipe below: (*strata=fancy word for breakfast casserole)

Italian Sausage Strata (from new cookbook I mentioned getting (Come to the Table))














  • 1/2 lb mild or hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1/2 stick softened butter, divided
  • 6 ounces sliced white or crimini mushrooms
  • 6 slices bread, crusts removed
  • 12 ounces Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • salt, to taste


  1. Cook sausage in 2 tablespoons of butter, breaking meat into small pieces
  2. Remove sausage from the pan and set aside
  3. Add mushrooms to pan and saute in the drippings
  4. Butter one side of each bread slice with the remaining butter
  5. In a 1 1/2 quart round casserole, layer 3 slices of bread, half the sausage, half the mushrooms, and half the cheese; repeat the layers
  6. Combine eggs, milk, mustard, and salt
  7. Pour mixture above over layers
  8. Refrigerate casserole at least 2 hours, preferably overnight
  9. Preheat oven to 325
  10. Bake for 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean

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