Breakfast Strata

Stretch those eggs further.

a white ramekin filled with eggy bread cubes, breakfast meat, and green veggie bits

Breakfast Strata

Strata is an American breakfast hot dish with a base of egg, bread, and milk. It’s great for stretching your eggs—in THIS ECONOMY—and using leftover meats, day old bread, and your favorite veggies.
Course Breakfast
Keyword brunch
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour



  • 8 cups bread any kind, crust optional
  • 8 -10 eggs about 2 cups
  • 2 3/4 cups whole milk or half and half cream
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Fillings – you pick!

  • 8 slices bacon and/or
  • 8 -10 breakfast sausage links
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 16 oz mushrooms chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion chopped
  • 2 cups other bite-size veggies like green peppers, sweet potatoes, cherry tomatoes


  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt & pepper


Prepare ingredients

  • Sauté onion over medium heat until translucent.
  • If using, sauté mushrooms in butter or olive oil on medium-high heat (5-7 minutes) and season with garlic and salt.
  • Pan fry sausage links on medium high then cut into small pieces or cook ground sausage on medium-high heat.
  • Bacon: Fry to cook or bake at 400F for 18-20 minutes. Crumble or chop into pieces.
  • Cut bread into 1 inch cubes. About 8 cups. Place in large bowl.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk and seasonings in a separate bowl.


  • Add egg mixture, veggies, meat and cheese (set aside 1/2 cup cheese to sprinkle on top) to the large bowl with bread. Mix lightly to combine.
  • Pour mixture into oiled 9×13 baking pan. Sprinkle 1/2 cheese on top.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Uncover strata.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes until puffed and golden brown on top. Serve warm.


Experiment with your favorite veggies, spices and proteins! 

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