Most Egg-cellent Breakfast Strata

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 55 min
  • serves 8

Layered breakfast strata with Italian sausage and veggies.

Per serving: 245 calories, 11.4 g total fat (4.4 g saturated fat), 19 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 1.2 g fibre, 241 mg cholesterol, 607 mg sodium.

214 Ratings
Directions for: Most Egg-cellent Breakfast Strata


3 cup low-fat herb-seasoned croutons

8 oz light mild Italian sausage

1 cup diced zucchini

½ cup minced onions

½ cup diced red bell pepper

1 cup packed shredded light old (sharp) cheddar cheese

8 omega-3 eggs

1 cup 2% evaporated milk or light (5%) cream

¼ tsp salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Spray an 11 x 7-inch casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread croutons evenly in bottom of dish. Set aside.

2. Spray a medium, non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Remove and discard casing from sausage. Break or cut sausage into small pieces and add to skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until no longer pink, breaking up any large pieces. Add zucchini, onions and red pepper. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir for about 3 more minutes, until vegetables begin to soften.

3. To assemble strata, spoon sausage mixture evenly over croutons. Top with shredded cheese. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour egg mixture evenly over sausage and vegetables. Let strata stand for 15 minutes while you preheat oven to 350°F.

4. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes, until eggs are completely set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

See more: Eggs/Dairy, Breakfast, Brunch, Bake, Low-Fat, Healthy


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