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Sausage Strata

Ingredients

  • 1 16-oz package of Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Regular Sausage Roll
  • 1 soft French bread loaf, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1/3 c oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1 c sliced mushrooms
  • 1 c white onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 c shredded Italian Blend cheese
  • 1/3 c sliced black olives
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 1/2 c heavy cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 2 tbsp butter

Instructions

  1. Butter the bottom and sides of a deep 9×13 baking pan and set aside.

  2. In a large pan on medium-high heat, cook the Jimmy Dean® Sausage Roll, breaking it up with a wooden spoon or spatula while it cooks so it resembles crumbles.

  3. When the sausage is nearly cooked, add the onions and mushrooms. Cook until the onions are translucent, stirring regularly for about 6-8 minutes.

  4. Add the garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and stir, cooking for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. In the baking pan, layer the bottom with bread cubes. Then sprinkle half of the sausage mixture. Add half of the olives and then sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese mixture.

  6. Repeat the step above, adding another layer of ingredients to the pan.

  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, salt and pepper. Pour this mixture over the ingredients in the baking pan, making sure to cover evenly. Cover pan with aluminum foil and store in refrigerator overnight.

  8. In the morning, remove pan from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking in order to bring it to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  9. Bake the strata for 45 minutes, and then remove foil and bake for 15 minutes more.

  10. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and let the gang have at it!