Eggs combine with cheese, bacon, and bread to become a fluffy cheese strata that no one can resist! This is an easy recipe for guys who want to surprise that special someone with breakfast in bed!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
9 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toss cubed bread with bacon, cheese, and mushrooms, and pour into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, and mustard until smooth, then pour evenly over cubed bread. Cover dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Remove plastic wrap from the baking dish, and bake strata in preheated oven until the top is golden brown, and the eggs are set, about 1 hour. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

631 calories; protein 32.8g 66% DV; carbohydrates 36.8g 12% DV; fat 39.2g 60% DV; cholesterol 457.1mg 152% DV; sodium 1018.8mg 41% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2008
Loved this! I did change it by using a whole pound of bacon I used all milk instead of half&half (I also added some melted butter in with the milk) and I used canned mushrooms and a little more cheese than called for but it was great! A big hit with the whole family I will make this one again FOR SURE:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2007
We thought this was good and worth hanging onto but definitely needed something to "kick it up" a notch whether it be some chopped jalapeño peppers or maybe some jack cheese. All in all we enjoyed it and I will make again. Also I think I would add a bit more bacon it wasn't very noticeable. Read More
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154 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2008
Loved this! I did change it by using a whole pound of bacon I used all milk instead of half&half (I also added some melted butter in with the milk) and I used canned mushrooms and a little more cheese than called for but it was great! A big hit with the whole family I will make this one again FOR SURE:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2007
We thought this was good and worth hanging onto but definitely needed something to "kick it up" a notch whether it be some chopped jalapeño peppers or maybe some jack cheese. All in all we enjoyed it and I will make again. Also I think I would add a bit more bacon it wasn't very noticeable. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2007
Yum very good I added green peppers and onions. Also used texas toast bread. Was a hit with my guy the breakfast King. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
I made this on a sat. morning and after reading reviews first I decided to use 1cp. extra sharp chedder(shredded) and 1cp. shredded chedder then I added 1/2tsp of paprika and some chopped jalapeno. This really set it off. My husband and our grown kids loved this. Even my 6 yr old grand daughter asked for more...showing not too spicey even for a little girl. Very easy and so very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2008
My friends just loved it. I used a pound of bacon and 1/2 onion and 1/2 of a red bell pepper. Also added black pepper and salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2010
I needed to feed a small army so I doubled the recipe and added: 6 Roma tomates seeded and chopped; 2 large red onions chopped and fried in small amount of butter; 1 green and 1 yellow Bell pepper seeded and chopped and fried with the red onion. Throw it in with the mushrooms and it was off to the races. Excellent and easy. Had some left over ham and threw that in too. This strata fresh fruit and fruit juice and warm tortillas fed an army for CHEAP... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2009
This recipe was very easy to follow and came out great. i cut the recipe in half but kept the cheese and bacon the same. i also added a chopped jalapeno and 1/4 chopped onion. Im a beginner cook and this came out great! thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2010
If you've got kids try cutting out some fun shapes in the bread and using them as a top layer (hearts stars etc...). Also this recipe seemed pretty bland. Turn three stars into five with a little tweaking:) Salt and pepper chopped onions and peppers and a little extra pepper jack cheese sprinkled on top of the final product will turn this slightly bland dish into a real morning waker upper! You can also use diced ham instead of bacon and if you can't eat pork then try diced chicken! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/18/2014
This was dry and not very tasty. Read More
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