Sausage-Cheese Strata
Prepare this family friendly strata when you are expecting a crowd.

10 cups French bread cubes (1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes)
12 oz cooked smoked sausage links, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 4-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 cup chopped green sweet pepper
6 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese (1-1/2 cups)
4 oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese (1 cup)
7 large beaten eggs
3 1/2 cups milk
2 Tbs snipped chives
1 Tbs snipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

1. Divide half of the bread cubes between 2 greased 2-quart rectangular baking dishes. Top with sausage, mushrooms, and sweet pepper. Sprinkle with cheeses. Place remaining bread cubes on top.

2. Combine eggs, milk, chives, oregano, salt, and pepper in a large mixing bowl. Pour half of the mixture over bread mixture in each baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.

3. Bake in a 325 degree F oven, uncovered, for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near centers comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 12 servings.

Servings: 12
Preparation time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information provided by the recipe author.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 378.00
% Daily Value
Total Fat 22.00g 33%
Saturated Fat 10.00g 50%
Cholesterol 172.00mg 57%
Sodium 966.00mg 40%
Carbohydrates 23.00g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.00g 0%
Protein 21.00g 42%