Make Ahead

Cheese Strata

August  7, 2019
Author Notes

My grandmother used to make this the night before a family holiday and then pop it in the oven as soon as she woke up. Eggs always make a perfect breakfast, but this strata makes for an egg breakfast that is exciting and flavorful. It is quick to mix together and only requires time to rest in the fridge. —isothechef

  • Prep time 7 hours 20 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 6
Ingredients
  • For the strata:
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 handful fresh thyme, chives, and parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups grated cheese (Cheddar or anything you like)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (to top)
  • 8 cups bread cubes (typically Challah)
  • 1 dash mustard (dry or regular)
  • Plus add any of the following:
  • 1 packet cooked and chopped bacon (or sausage or cubed ham)
  • 1 packet sausage
  • 1 packet cubed ham
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped red pepper
  • 1 cup mushrooms
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Beat eggs and milk.
  2. Add all other ingredients and stir.
  3. Pour into buttered 9x13 glass dish.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan on top.
  7. Bake for about 1 hour.

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