Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens
For a brunch crowd or potluck, prepare this made-ahead strata to bake right before serving.
Servings: Makes 12 servings.
Total Time: 40 mins
10 cupsFrench bread cubes (1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes)see savings
12 ouncescooked smoked sausage links, cut into 3/4-inch piecessee savings
1 4-ounce cansliced mushrooms, drainedsee savings
1 cupchopped green sweet peppersee savings
6 ouncesshredded sharp cheddar cheese (1-1/2 cups)see savings
4 ouncesshredded Monterey Jack cheese (1 cup)see savings
7beaten eggssee savings
3-1/2 cupsmilksee savings
2 tablespoonssnipped chivessee savings
1 tablespoonsnipped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushedsee savings
1/2 teaspoonsaltsee savings
1/4 teaspoonpeppersee savings
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.
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.
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.
Per serving: Calories 378, Total Fat 22 g, Saturated Fat 10 g, Cholesterol 172 mg, Sodium 966 mg, Carbohydrate 23 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 21 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 17%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 25%, Iron 12%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet