Cheese Strata with Sausage, Kale and Caramelized Onions

Cheese Strata with Sausage, Kale and Caramelized Onions

Strata is an outstanding make-ahead entrée, ideal for brunch or a warming supper. The better the cheese, the better the strata.

servings
8

Ingredients














Cooking Instructions

1

In sauté pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter.Remove casings from sausage, if necessary, and cook until browned. Drain on paper towel. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and onions to pan and cook over low heat until onions are soft and caramelized, 15-20 minutes. Add kale and cook until wilted, stirring frequently.


2

Butter 9x13-inch baking dish. Distribute 1/3 of bread cubes in bottom of dish. Top with 1/3 of sausage and kale-onion mixture. Sprinkle with 1/3 of fontina and parmesan. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients.


3

In large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, mustard, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour over baking dish, making sure all bread cubes are moistened. Press mixture down so it lays flush with top of baking pan.


4

Cover with sheet of buttered foil and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.


5

Bring strata to room temperature; heat oven to 350°F.


6

Bake, uncovered, 50-55 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Ingredients














Cooking Instructions

1

In sauté pan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter.Remove casings from sausage, if necessary, and cook until browned. Drain on paper towel. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and onions to pan and cook over low heat until onions are soft and caramelized, 15-20 minutes. Add kale and cook until wilted, stirring frequently.


2

Butter 9x13-inch baking dish. Distribute 1/3 of bread cubes in bottom of dish. Top with 1/3 of sausage and kale-onion mixture. Sprinkle with 1/3 of fontina and parmesan. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients.


3

In large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, mustard, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour over baking dish, making sure all bread cubes are moistened. Press mixture down so it lays flush with top of baking pan.


4

Cover with sheet of buttered foil and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.


5

Bring strata to room temperature; heat oven to 350°F.


6

Bake, uncovered, 50-55 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


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