Mini Sausage and Red Pepper Stratas

© Katherine Stetson

The sky is the limit with this savory bread pudding. Replace the sausage and pepper with any other components. Just be sure to pre-cook any meat or vegetable.

Makes four 8-ounce stratas;

  • 2 slices bread, in ½ inch cubes
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • ½ cup cooked and crumbled sausage
  • ¼ cup diced and sautéed red bell ppepper
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • ¼ cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper

Toast the bread cubes on a cookie sheet in a 400 degree oven until lightly toasted. Set aside to cool.

In a bowl large enough to hold all the ingredients, whisk the eggs and half and half until blended. Stir in the bread cubes, meat, vegetable, and cheese. Season to taste with salt, pepper and dill.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap and leave at room temperature for one hour. (Alternatively, you can refrigerate the bowl for several hours or overnight.)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Fill four 8-ounce muffin cups with the egg mixture. Sprinkle on some additional shredded cheese, if desired. Bake for 20-25 minutes until tops are nicely browned.

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