Country Breakfast Strata

7
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Country Breakfast Strata

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Coat a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cube approximately 2C. day old (stale) bread and place in casserole dish. (I used 3 whole grain english muffins that were drying out)
  3. Melt 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)
  4. Meanwhile get the egg mixture into a mixing bowl and scramble well. Set aside.

    *dried thyme or sweet basil works in this too...
  5. Chop veggies & meats (my combo was baby spinach, chopped broccoli, mushrooms, green onion, deli ham & sausage)
  6. After 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*
  7. Remove 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.

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About Country Breakfast Strata

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



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