Sausage and Cheese Strata Recipe

Restaurant Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Preparation time: About 40 minutes. Recipe serves 12.

Ingredients for my restaurant strata recipe:
10 cups French bread cubes (1/2-3/4 inch pieces)
3/4 pound cooked sausage (your choice) cut into 3/4 inch pieces
3 to 4 ounces sautéed mushrooms, drained
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (6 ounces shredded)
1 cup Pepper Jack cheese (4 ounces shredded)
7 beaten eggs
3 1/2 cups milk
4 to 6 ounces chopped red and green onions
1 teaspoon dry mustard
salt and black pepper

Divide half the bread cubes between 2 greased 2 quart baking dishes
Top with sausage and mushrooms
Sprinkle with cheeses, then the remaining bread
Combine eggs, milk, onions, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper with a wire whip in a large mixing bowl
Pour egg mixture over layers in baking dishes and cover
Refrigerate for 2 to 48 hours
(will not affect quality)
To serve ...bake uncovered in a 325 degree F oven for 50-55 minutes (or until a knife inserted near the center comes out "clean")

Let stand about 10 minutes before serving