Mexican Strata

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Prep Time: 10 Mins

Cook Time: 40 Mins

Makes: 6 Servings

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray
5 slices white or whole wheat bread, cubed (3-3/4 cups)
6 ounces ground chorizo or turkey sausage
3 eggs
1 cup skim milk
1/2 cup light dairy sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers (2 ounces)
1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup salsa

Instructions

Coat a 9- or 10-inch deep dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray. Spread bread cubes evenly in the pie plate. Set aside.

Crumble chorizo into a medium skillet; cook until brown. Drain off fat. Pat with paper toweling to remove excess fat. Sprinkle cooked chorizo over bread cubes in pie plate.

In a medium mixing bowl beat together eggs, milk, and sour cream. Stir in Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses. Pour egg mixture over chorizo in pie plate. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Uncover and bake in a 325 degree F. oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until center is set and top is golden brown. Remove from oven. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting. To serve, cut strata into wedges. Spoon some salsa on top of each serving. Makes 6 servings.

Pro Tips

Assemble strata. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours before baking as directed above.