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country breakfast strata

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Dawn Whitted
Spearfish, SD

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.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For country breakfast strata

  • 2 c
    day old cubed bread
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    melted margarine or butter
  • 5
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    ground mustard
  • 1 tsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pinch
    red pepper flakes
  • 2-3 pinch
    black pepper
  • 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

  • 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.