Breakfast, Egg Dishes, One Tablespoon Testosterone, Recipes

OTT: Sausage Egg Apple Strata


This is a guest post from my husband, Ben. Periodically, he has agreed to share some of his favorite recipes with you in a guest post column entitled One Tablespoon Testosterone, or OTT for short. Enjoy!


Hello again.  I’m here to share another recipe with you, man-style.  For this edition, we’ll go the route of “breakfast for dinner.”  This is a concept that my wife really enjoys.  She could eat breakfast every meal of the day and this is not an exaggeration.  We had breakfast food at our wedding reception.  But even before I knew Sarah, I knew about breakfast for dinner.  In college, one of my roommates (one Patrick Hinker) and I used to occasionally splurge and make

good eats, good man

breakfast feasts for dinner.  This occasionally involved making 14 links of sausage, a dozen eggs, and a batch of pancakes…and consuming it entirely ourselves.  Ah yes, those were the days.  Now I have to think of something a bit more…mmm…refined to satisfy my roommate.  [Sarah here… Ben just got kicked for that and said, “but I love you!” All was forgiven. :)] And so this recipe may not have been a hit four or five years ago, but now it’s a hit with my wife.  The other reason I decided to make this recipe is because we’ve had a pound of ground sausage in our freezer for God only knows how long, and I wanted to do something about it.

Sausage Egg Apple Strata [from $5 Dinners]


  • 6 slices bread (this can be of your choosing; you can pick what type of bread [we used Italian bread] and you can adjust the amounts depending on how bready you want yours [I probably would have cut back just a bit if I made it again]
  • 1 lb sausage (mild or spicy, your preference)
  • 1 chopped apple (I used Jazz)
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 c milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 c cheese (guess what? you can choose the type of cheese too! I used cheddar.)


Spray or grease a 9×13 cooking pan.  Vent your frustrations on the bread by tearing into pieces, but don’t get too carried away.  Keep those pieces of bread a halfway decent size.  Put the pieces of bread in the pan.  Brown the sausage on the stove and drain the excess grease.  Put the sausage in the pan with the bread.  Chop the apple and add that to the pan.  Mix the ingredient around in there a little bit.  In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.  Refrigerate overnight.  The next day, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Cook the casserole for 45-55 minutes.  With about 5 minutes to go in the cooking, remove the casserole from the oven and sprinkle the cheese on top.  Put back in the oven to finish cooking.  When it’s done, enjoy thoroughly.

Click here for the printable version: Sausage Egg Apple Strata

Question of the Day:  So if you could only eat five foods for the rest of your life what, what would they be?


6 thoughts on “OTT: Sausage Egg Apple Strata”

  1. The strata looks great–breakfast for dinner is our ‘um . . . we have no idea what to make’ solution on weeknights. =) As for 5 foods to eat for the rest of my life, are we talking cuisines? Ingredients? With my loose interpretation, they would be:
    -White rice w/ eggs and blue cheese
    -Curry (Thai, Indian, Japanese) (am I cheating here? =)
    -Fried Mushrooms and onions with garlic and white wine
    -Asparagus w/ hollandaise sauce


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