Sausage and Cheese Strata with Pecans

Sausage and Cheese Strata with Pecans
  • Yield: 12 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 Mins.
  • Cook Time: 40 Mins.
  • Crave a breakfast with an assortment of savory ingredients? Try our Sausage and Cheese Strata baked with two types of cheeses, veggies and Fisher® Pecans. 


  • 12 ounces hot Italian sausage, casing removed
  • 3 1/2 cups milk (do not use low-fat or nonfat)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 11 slices white sandwich bread (about 1 pound), crusts trimmed, bread cut into 1-inch pieaces
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup chopped Fisher® Chef's Naturals Pecan Halves, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook sausages in a medium skillet over medium heat until internal temperature reaches 160°F on a food thermometer, about 5 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Spray a 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Whisk milk, eggs, thyme, salt and pepper in large bowl to blend. Stir in sausage, bread, broccoli, ¼ cup pecans, onion and Parmesan cheese. Transfer to prepared dish. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake strata uncovered until puffed and golden brown, about 40 minutes. Sprinkle with mozzarella and remaining ¼ cup pecans and bake until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Transfer pan to rack and cool 5 minutes.

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