For an inexpensive and easy-to-prepare dish, try this hearty casserole. You can assemble it ahead and bake it just before leaving for a potluck. People go back for seconds since it includes tasty basic ingredients like bacon, cheese and potatoes. -Pat Kuether, Westminster, Colorado

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25 mins
1 hr 5 mins
1 hr 30 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; add ham and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender; drain.

  • In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, layer half the bread cubes, potatoes and cheese. Top with all of the bacon mixture. Repeat layers of bread, potatoes and cheese.

  • In a bowl, beat the eggs; add milk, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over all. Cover and chill overnight.

  • Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F for 65-70 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

491 calories; protein 23.8g; carbohydrates 17.4g; fat 35.9g; cholesterol 196.9mg; sodium 1040.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (84)

Rating: 5 stars
I made this for dinner last night. I made it w/ ham and used frozen hash browns which I cooked first with some onion. This casserole cooked up quickly and was delicious. The whole family loved it. Can't wait to make it w/ sausage and bacon next. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a big hit at a Board Meeting I attended (for Brunch). And my husband keeps asking me to make it again. Definitely a meat-lovers egg dish (aka: the perfect high cholesterol fare for a man! ha). The only thing is that the cooking time is incorrect. If you soak it overnight (as the recipe says) you'll need to add at least another 45 minutes cooking time to it. Mine wasn't finished for over an hour and a half and I even upped the cooking time the last 45 minutes to 350 degrees. So, just make sure you give yourself an extra hour cooking time (even if you might not need all that time) when planning to cook this dish. I've been told that stratas soaked overnight need to cook longer than ones that haven't been soaking as long. And yes, my oven was preheated and yes I even pulled the dish out ahead of time to warm up to room temperature (I gave it an extra half hour of warming up on its own and I still had to cook it an extra 45 minutes). But I will make this again for sure! Big hit! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I fixed two of these for Thanksgiving breakfast: one as written and another with mushrooms and sausage. I loved how I could prepare these night before and pop them in the oven while I set the table and prepared the juices. Everyone loved them. They work great for feeding a crowd without slaving away at the last minute. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I was really nervous about making this because of all the reviews about the cooking time and it coming out soggy, but the hints helped and it turned out great for me! Such a hit!! Thanks everyone! I did extend the cooking time to 90 mins and used sausage instead of ham. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Took this to a brunch and it was a huge hit. Cooking time was dead on. Can be made without leaving overnight as well and still tastes great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made this for Christmas brunch. I substituted sausage for ham and made it with Turkey bacon. Everyone loved it and thought it was a perfect celebration breakfast. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I thought this was delicious! I served it at a brunch and received many compliments. I didn't make any changes to the recipe and it was cooked just perfectly after 75 minutes. Yum! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made this for Christmas breakfast and it was a HUGE hit! I loved the fact that I could prepare it the night before and pop it in the oven. It gave me more family time on Christmas morning! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent....what a better way to wake up on New Years's Day but to a hot breakfast casserole! Made the day before as suggested...but made a few changes. I used 3 small boxes of brown and serve sausages which I cooked, reduced the eggs to 6, used 1 1/2 c. 1% milk and 1 1/2 c. fat free half and half, and used half a bag of frozen shredded hash browns. Loved this casserole. Everyone went back for seconds. Will definately make again! Read More