For the uninitiated, a breakfast strata (also known as a stratta) is a layered casserole and popular breakfast and brunch staple in American cuisine. It’s similar (in taste and appearance) to a French quiche or Italian frittata. And like those dishes, the American breakfast strata is also made with cheese and eggs. To make a layered breakfast strata, use slices of white or wheat bread to distinguish each section…
For our sweet and savory breakfast strata, we used Aidells Chicken & Apple smoked chicken sausage links, which contains spices and chunks of Washington State farm apples.
Aidells also has a Grill Pack that is perfect for when you can’t decide if you’re craving something sweet or something savory. The Grill Pack has three types of chicken sausages: Italian Style with mozzarella cheese, Habanero with Jack cheese, and Mango.
Tip: We suggest preparing your breakfast strata a day in advance so it has time to settle overnight. And when you awake the next morning, you simply pop it in the oven and bake for up to an hour. Serve warm with a small scoop of fresh berries or another Aidells Chicken & Apple sausage link on the side.
- The night before:
- Sauté the sausage for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Lightly butter one side of each bread slice and place bread butter-side down in a 9×13 baking dish. The bottom should be covered with no gaps.