• 6 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Romano cheese
  • 2 tblsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 9 oz Amylu Apple & Gouda sausage
  • 1 large red bell pepper, halved, seeded
  • 1 1-pound loaf rustic French bread
  • 2 cups coarsely grated Gouda cheese

I’ll start by saying happy Friday and also congratulating you for making it through the week. It has been a busy one for me! Next up, have you ever had or heard of a strata? Yah, me either until last week.  It’s like a savory french toast.  I had a package of Apple & Gouda Chicken Sausage from Amylu that I was looking to use and this seemed like the perfect application. The nice thing about these sausages is that they are 100% natural, no nitrates, gluten free and pretty healthy as compared to most sausages. And once you finish drooling over this strata, I’m going to be giving away some Amylu sausages to one lucky reader!

Start by preheating your oven to 350°. Grease or butter a 13×9 baking dish and set to the side.

Whisk together the eggs, milk, whipping cream, Romano cheese, oregano and salt and set to the side. Since the sausage is already precooked you’ll simply slice the sausages into 1/4″ thick slices to use in the strata.

Slice the bread into 1/2″ thick slices. Arrange half of the slices in the bottom of your prepared dish and then pour half of the egg mixture over the top. Sprinkle with half of the cheese and sausage and 1/2 of the red pepper that has been thinly sliced. Repeat by layering the remaining bread on top and topping with the remaining egg mixture, cheese, sausage and pepper.

Press the bread down into the pan to allow it to soak up the egg mixture and let it sit for 20 minutes. Bake the strata for 1 hour, until it is puffy and golden on top.

Sausage, Gouda and Bell Pepper Strata via @foodnfocus

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Sausage, Gouda and Bell Pepper Strata via @foodnfocus