Strata is a baked casserole made by layering ingredients, commonly bread and cheese, and often adding meat, poultry, fish, or vegetables. An egg-milk mixture then is poured over the layers.


  1. Brunch Seafood Strata (24 servings)

    You can substitute crab-flavored fish (surimi) pieces, flaked, for the cooked shrimp and crab in this delicious strata .

  2. Christmas Morning Strata

    Strata , the ultimate make-ahead brunch dish, gets a Christmassy look with a sprinkling of tender broccoli florets and chunks of ham.

  3. Ham-Broccoli Strata

    Strata , the ultimate brunch dish, gets a festive look with a sprinkling of broccoli.

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  1. Ham, Asparagus, and Cheese Breakfast Strata

    Tue, 8 Apr 2014

    Christmas breakfast, my mom makes an egg strata . It’s great food for morning company, because ..... match with this Ham, Asparagus, and Cheese strata . Lighter than my mom’s version, this strata has classically spring flavors like ham

  2. Sicilian Strata with Hot Italian Sausage: Dinner for $10

    Mon, 27 Jan 2014

    Get a load of this Sicilian Strata with Hot Italian Sausage ! (We’re imagining a Warner Bros. cartoon moment where the character’s eyes pop out of his head accompanied by the sound

  3. Bacon Cheddar and Spinach Strata – We’re Rocking the Breakfast Casserole

    Fri, 13 Nov 2015

    For such a simple dish, I sure have a lot of additional info to cover regarding the construction of this beautiful bacon, cheddar, and spinach strata . First of which, is the somewhat unusual name. Whoever invented this recipe apparently thought it looked like layers of rock, known in geological circles as, “ strata .” I guess it sort of does, and probably would a lot more, if we used a deeper dish, and did more layers. Regardless, even with just one layer of filling in the middle, you’ll still be looking at a gorgeous casserole, which should thoroughly impress your brunch guests…bottomless Mimosas or no. As I mentioned in the video, if you want something a little eggier, a little more quiche-like, just simply increase the amount of egg custard used. As long as your pan is deep enough, you could as much as double the eggs and cream in this. Speaking of the cream, this is a very rich dish, so you may want to cut the cream with milk. In fact, many people use all milk for this, but I do enjoy the extra butterfat the cream provides. As usual, let your conscience be your guide. Above and beyond that, this recipe just begs for personalization. I’m not sure what your favorite omelet ingredients are, but I do know they would work in this, and work really well. I hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for 12 portions: 1 pound loaf of day old bread, cubed 12 large eggs 2 1/2 cups heavy cream, milk, or any combination thereof 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper pinch cayenne pinch nutmeg 1 pound bacon, sliced and cooked crisp 1 pound fresh spinach, wilted, and squeezed dry (or enough thawed, drained frozen spinach to cover one layer) 12 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, divided (use 1/2 over the first layer of bread, 1/4 over the spinach, and the last 1/4 over the top layer of bread) - Bake at 350 F. for 45 minutes or until set. Then broil for a minute or two to brown the top.

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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffing Mushroom Strata

    Mon, 30 Nov 2015

    Thanksgiving Leftover Stuffing Mushroom Strata . I love nothing more than a savory breakfast ..... immediately began working on a hearty breakfast strata to feed us leftover turkey guests. It ..... of the fridge and began working on my strata recipe. I wanted this recipe to be a

  2. Vegetable and Cheddar Strata {#GIVEAWAY}

    Thu, 30 Apr 2015

    This vegetable and cheddar strata is a savory bread pudding made with eggs, cheese, and LOADS of veggies. It’s the perfect make-ahead meal for a brunch or

  3. Eggnog Strata with Tangerine and Cranberry

    Wed, 21 Dec 2011

    you don’t finish it all? That is truly one of the best parts. You can make all kinds of things with it! Like an eggnog strata flavored with tangerine and cranberries for breakfast. Which you make ahead of time. Of course – remember Holiday house rule

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How To

  1. How to Make Hash Browns

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    pastry sheets and frozen hash browns make it easy. Swiss cheese, onions, and dill make it delicious. Hash Brown Strata A strata is a casserole with layered eggs and bread. In this version, frozen hash browns stand in for the bread and refrigerated

  2. Company's Coming

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    stirring and bring back mouthwatering memories of holidays past. It might be Great-Grandma's recipe for bacon-spinach strata , your mother's rich pecan-crusted chicken, or the hefty slow cooker stew ladled out every Christmas Eve. Maybe it's

  3. BHG Prize Tested Recipes Contest - Brunch Recipe

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    Create a strata with bagels, sausage, and eggs, or develop a breakfast casserole loaded with cheesy potatoes and other vegetables. Stuff and

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