Breakfast Strata

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sausage, casings removed
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 8eggs, beaten
  • 10 cups cubed, day-old bread
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ cups cubed Black Forest ham
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Generously grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish.

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  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    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.

  • Step 4

    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.

  • Step 5

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

  • Step 6

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

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