Italian-Style Strata

Italian-Style Strata
Servings: 8 Prep 25 mins Chill overnight Bake 375°F 1 hr


  • 1 tube (12 ounces) hot pork breakfast sausage
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) unsliced Italian bread, day
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
  • 1 package (4 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Make It

1. Coat 12 x 8 x 2-inch baking dish or 2-quart oval or rectangular baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In medium-size skillet, cook pork sausage over medium-high heat until it begins to sizzle. Continue to cook, breaking apart with wooden spoon, another 4 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from heat.

3. In large bowl, combine the sausage, bread cubes, roasted peppers, 1/2 cup of the goat cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning and basil. Spoon into prepared dish, spreading evenly.

4. In medium-size bowl, whisk eggs, milk and salt until smooth. Pour over bread mixture in dish. Press down lightly to moisten all pieces. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese. Cover dish with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.

5. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Remove wrap from baking dish and replace with foil.

6. Bake in 375 degree F oven 30 minutes. Carefully remove foil. Bake 30 minutes, until center is set, edges are puffy. Let cool slightly before serving. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 405, Fat, total (g): 25, chol. (mg): 214, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 23, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 22, sodium (mg): 1074, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.