Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chef Chuck's Sausage Strata

A strata for breakfast is the perfect way to start your day, assemble the night before and then bake in the morning. I use my focaccia recipe for the bread cubes and hot Italian sausage. Soaking all evening in eggs, whole milk and parmigiana, guarantees a fluffy light breakfast.

Sausage Strata

8 organic eggs
2-3 hot Italian sausage links
1 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup parmigiana cheese, grated
2 cups whole milk
2-3 cups bread cubes
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter

Open sausage links and break up, cook in olive oil till brown. Drain and set aside. In same pan saute onions, season with salt and pepper cook about 5 minutes. Add garlic and saute another minute, return sausage to pan. Whisk eggs, cheese and milk together. Use a 9x12 baking dish, butter bottom and sides. Place bread cubes in pan then sausage and onions, and pour egg mixture over the top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or over night. Bake uncovered 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cut in square servings.


  1. I think I found my perfect breakfast for Christmas morning. Once again, you are quite inspiring, my friend. Wishing you and your family the best this holiday.

  2. hi chuck - i love a good strata. when it's made well you can eat it cold too. lol

  3. Hello Bridgett, Thank you, and I wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday!
    All the best, Chuck

  4. Hi Dawn, I hope all is well! Your right, great cold! Happy Holidays :)

  5. these ingredients sound so delicious together. it'll definitely wake up anyone in the house once it starts cooking! yum!

  6. Hi Krissy, Your right the smells through the house wakes you up with a smile :) Thank you!

  7. I think I have never eaten this before in my live but that's going to change now,...!!

    Looks so appetizing,..yummie & lovely food!

  8. Hello Sophie!! You would enjoy the fluffy lightness of this dish, please try one day! Take care, have a Happy Holiday!!

  9. I love this dish Chuck--so much so it will be served on our table Christmas morning. May the special gifts of Chrismtas be yours to treasure this holiday season. Buon Natale!

  10. Hello YankeeSoaper.. I feel honored to have made it to your Christmas morning breakfast! You will love it!
    I wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy, Holiday Season!!