Country Breakfast Strata

Dawn Whitted

By
@dawn01

Strata is a great way to use up leftover things from the fridge. The stale bread makes a crust and soaks up the seasoned egg mixture and any combination of chopped veggies, breakfast meat and cheeses that make this hearty cheesy and yummy! I love that you can switch up the bread, veggies meats and cheeses to your preference.


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Serves:
6
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

CRUST

2 c
day old cubed bread
1 tsp
garlic powder
3 Tbsp
melted margarine or butter

EGG MIXTURE

5
eggs
1 1/4 tsp
ground mustard
1 tsp
worcestershire sauce
2 pinch
red pepper flakes
2-3 pinch
black pepper

TOPPINGS

2 c
chopped veggies
1 c
chopped breakfast meats
1/2 c
frozen hashbrowns
1 tsp
garlic & season salt *if desired*
2 pinch
black pepper
2 c
shredded cheeses

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

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2Cube approximately 2C. day old (stale) bread and place in casserole dish. (I used 3 whole grain english muffins that were drying out)

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3Melt margarine in microwave and pour over cubed bread and lightly season with garlic powder.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes till it starts to get golden brown. (Make it quicker: broil for 5 minutes - watch it closely so it doesn't scorch)

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4Meanwhile get the egg mixture into a mixing bowl and scramble well. Set aside.

*dried thyme or sweet basil works in this too...

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5Chop veggies & meats (my combo was baby spinach, chopped broccoli, mushrooms, green onion, deli ham & sausage)

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6After bread bcomes browned pour egg mixture over it and top with 1/4 shredded cheese, all the veggie & meat mixture, then another 1/4 cheese & finally frozen hash browns (season if desired).

Bake for 30 minutes.

*to crisp up hashbrowns broil for last 5 minutes or pre fry on stovetop*

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7Remove casserole from oven and top with remaining cheese blend (my combo was colby jack & pepper jack)
bake for 5 minutes to melt cheese then let stand on stovetop for 5 minutes.

Cut into squares and serve immediately.
Great for Brunch or even a lighter dinner.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy