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Simple Spinach and Sausage Strata Recipe

This simple spinach and sausage strata recipe is so impressive that no one will believe how easy it really was to make!

Recipe courtesy Applegate® Organic & Natural Meats.

Servings: 8

Active time: 40 minutes

Total time:


  • 2 Tbsp butter, plus more for buttering the dish
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 8 oz chopped bacon
  • 1 pkg Applegate® Naturals Frozen Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • 10 Davidson's Safest Choice® pasteurized egg(s)
  • 4 c whole milk
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 day-old baguette, cut or torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 8 oz chopped Havarti Cheese
  • 10 oz chopped frozen spinach, defrosted and well drained


  1. Butter a large casserole dish. Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a medium heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and caramelized - about 20 minutes. Transfer onions to a bowl and wipe out skillet.
  2. Add the chopped bacon to the skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and crisp - about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and, using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel–lined plate. Wipe out skillet.
  3. Add the sausage to the skillet and cook over medium heat until browned all over (8–10 minutes for frozen sausages; 5–6 minutes for thawed). Remove from heat and slice sausages into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and add the milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk together until well combined. Stir in the bread, bacon, sausage, caramelized onions, cheese, and spinach. Pour mixture into the prepared casserole dish; press down on the bread to submerge it.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the bread to soak up the egg mixture.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Discard plastic wrap and bake strata until top is golden brown and mixture is firm to the touch - about 1 hour. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size (1/8 of recipe)
Total Servings 8

Amount Per Serving:

Nutrition Category Amount
Calories 450
Calories from Fat 280
Total Fat 31g (48% DV)
Saturated Fat 15g (75% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 315mg (105% DV)
Sodium 1070mg (45% DV)
16g (5% DV)
Dietary Fiber 2g (8% DV)
Sugars 7g
Protein 28g
Vitamin A 80%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 40%
Iron 10%

Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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