Christmas Day Sausage and Egg Breakfast Strata
On Christmas morning, the last thing you want to do is get stuck cooking breakfast while everyone is opening presents and socializing. This hearty breakfast casserole is prepared the night before, and you can just toss it in the oven to cook while you are enjoying your morning.
1 tbsp butter
1 lb ground breakfast sausage, cooked and drained
1 cup onion, sauteed in the same pan as the sausage
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 loaf french bread, cut into 1/2 inch slices
Grease a 9x13 inch pan with the butter. Line the pan with the sliced french bread and then spread the sausage mixture over the bread. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, spices, Parmesan and cheddar cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and sausage mixture and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
In the morning, bake the strata uncovered at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Allow to cool a little, and then scoop onto plates and serve.
What does your family make for Christmas breakfast?