Sausage & Dijon Breakfast Strata

by Lauren


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Is anyone else already totally over seeing the overly sensual and creepily cheesy Kay Jewelers commercials?

How about the squealing crazy lady racing through Target in a onesie? I know you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Oh and what about the Victoria Secret holiday commercial that’s clearly meant to make us envious? I mean come on, who really pays attention to what they are wearing in hopes of getting a red bra for Christmas?

Those girls obviously skipped Thanksgiving dinner.


On a brighter note…

Is anyone else completely obsessed with the movie Elf? I swear I could watch it every day until Christmas…and every day afterwards.

Do you want to see the movie New Years Eve like, right now? And every single time the commercial comes on? Me too.

Advent calendars. Oh man, love those things. Chrissy and I buy one for each other every year. Your not one of those people who open every door on December 1st, right?


Whew, good. That is major sin if you ask me.

What about mistle toe? Candy canes? Snow globes? And stockings hung by the chimney with care?

Love it all.

BUT my most favorite holiday tradition of all has to be this breakfast strata. My mom makes it every year and I literally can’t stop eating it.


While it’s really not helping my mission to have a bod like the VS models I mentioned, this baby is sooo worth it.

Cheesy, savory, flavor packed casserole with giant chunks of juicy sausage. You know you want some.

Make this for your family or friends on Christmas morning and you will forget all about the presents you have yet to open.

Well, maybe…



Sausage & Dijon Breakfast Strata

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Serves 8-10


Vegetable oil

1 large onion, diced

6 slices of rye bread

3 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1 lb. Italian sausage

1 1/2 cups of sharp white cheddar

1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced

1 1/2 cups of milk

4 eggs


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Spray square baking dish with cooking spray, 8×8. Heat oil in skillet and and cook the onions and mushrooms. Add the sausage to brown the edges and break it into 1/2 in. pieces.

Spread Dijon onto the slices of rye and arrange mustard side up in the  baking dish to cover the bottom. Layer a cup of cheese then pour half of the sausage, onion, mushroom mixture on top. Place the remaining slices of bread on top with Dijon side down. Add the rest of the sausage mixture and sprinkle with 1/2 cup of cheese.

Whisk the eggs and milk together and pour it over the strata. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown on top.

*You can also make a mini version of this in a cast iron skillet, like you see in our pictures. Let’s be honest, two little girls don’t need an 8×8 of strata!



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10 Responses to “Sausage & Dijon Breakfast Strata”

  1. Oh my goodness, this looks like such an amazing breakfast! I ran out of bed this morning to open the first door of my advent calendar but I’m not sure a little chocolate can compare to a big plate of this!

  2. I always make it a point to have both savory and sweet on the table, so all can eat what they favor. However, this recipe looks like it may entice the sweet eaters to eat again. The mustard in the ingredient list does make me want to try this! It looks delicious.

  3. This looks so delicious! I’m making Christmas breakfast for my husband and inlaws this year and I think this would be perfect! I have it bookmarked–thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Gorgeous!! hee hee, I love the movie Elf too. Which reminds me – I have yet to watch a single Christmas movie this year!

  5. Lauren

    You totally should! Everyone loves it, even mushroom haters eat the mushrooms out in it :)

  6. Lauren

    So glad we can rope those french toast eating family members into enjoying the more savory items :)

  7. Lauren

    Seeing what’s behind that door is pretty enticing but I must say, this dish beats it!

  8. Lauren

    Well, Jen. You better get on it! Hope all is well :)

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