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Ontario Mushroom and Sausage Strata

This mushroom strata is a perfect way to incorporate tons of veggies without a ton of fuss! This hearty breakfast can be prepped ahead of time and then baked for breakfast! Perfect for brunch, Easter, Mother’s Day, or a long weekend!

6-8 servings

Mushroom Strata
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  • 4 cups (1 L) stale, ½-inch (1 cm) French bread cubes
  • 8 ozs (250 g) sweet or hot Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 8 ozs (250 g) sliced Ontario Mushrooms (button or a mixture)
  • 1 Ontario Onion, chopped
  • ½ red pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) chopped fresh thyme
  • 8 Ontario Eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Spread bread cubes evenly on bottom of greased 11 X 7-inch (2 L) baking dish.
  2. In large non-stick skillet, cook sausage in oil over medium-high heat, breaking up with back of wooden spoon, until no longer pink. Add sliced mushrooms, onion, red pepper and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Cool slightly.
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  4. Spread mushroom mixture evenly over bread in dish. Pour egg mixture over all. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, while pre-heating oven to 350°F (180°C).
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned and eggs are set. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Serve warm.


Nutrients per serving (1/8 recipe): 420 calories, 23 g total fat, 829 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 21 g protein. Excellent source of riboflavin, folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Good source of thiamin, calcium, iron and zinc.



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