Hot and Spicey Sausage Strata

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| Servings: 2 servings


  • Butter
  • 4 sliced Italian bread
  • ½ pound hot or mild Italian sausage, crumbled
  • 2 ounces shredded jack cheese
  • 1 small mild chili pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Arrange 2 bread sliced on bottom of a buttered one quart oven proof dish.
  2. In skillet, fry sausage until browned. Spoon half of sausage over the bread.
  3. Sprinkle on half of cheese and half of red pepper. Repeat layers with remaining 2 bread slices, sausage and chili ending with cheese.
  4. Beat eggs with milk, cayenne and salt and pepper. Pour over bread layers. Press bread down to soak up liquid and set aside for 30 minutes.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees until eggs puff, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes to set.

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