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Breakfast Strata with Sausage, Spinach, and Leeks

This Breakfast Strata with Sausage, Spinach, and Leeks is full of flavor.

Breakfast Strata with Sausage, Spinach, and Leeks
Makes 10 servings
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Ingredients
  1. 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  2. 2 leeks, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (white and light-green parts only)
  3. 1 clove garlic, minced
  4. 1 pound smoked sausage*, diced
  5. 1 (8-ounce) package fresh baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  6. 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  7. 1 (10-ounce) bag fresh spinach, stemmed
  8. 8 large eggs
  9. 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  10. 1 cup whole milk
  11. 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  12. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  13. 1 (16-ounce) loaf Italian bread, cubed and toasted
Instructions
  1. Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add leeks and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Remove leeks, and add sausage. Cook over medium heat until browned, 6 to 8 minutes; remove sausage and let drain.
  3. In same skillet, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are browned and tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook until wilted.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, milk, mustard, pepper, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt. In another large bowl, place cubed bread. Pour egg mixture over bread. Add leeks, garlic, sausage, mushrooms, and spinach; toss to combine. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Remove from refrigerator, and let stand for 30 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°.
  7. Bake until golden brown and a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes.
Notes
  1. *We used Conecuh.
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