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Veggie Sausage Strata

As a retired home economics teacher, I've made quite a few recipes through the years. This hearty casserole is a favorite in my family. —Dorothy Erickson, Blue Eye, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour 20 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bulk Italian sausage
  • 2 medium green peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 12 slices bread, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook the sausage, green peppers and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and mustard. Stir in the sausage mixture, bread, spinach, cheeses and zucchini.
  • Transfer mixture to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover; bake 40-45 minutes longer or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 501 calories, 34g fat (14g saturated fat), 204mg cholesterol, 1236mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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