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Breakfast Strata


"My grandmother makes this every Christmas morning, and it's amazing. My husband hates eggs and he always has seconds, even my 1- and 2-year-old gobble this up. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Ingredients are forgiving; add your favorites or spice it up. Just make sure your veggies are not going to water it down."
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3 h 35 m servings 600 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Generously grease a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir sausage until crumbly and completely browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer cooked sausage to the prepared casserole dish.
  3. Cook and stir mushrooms in the same skillet over medium heat until liquid has been released and mushrooms are lightly browned, 5 to 10 minutes; drain.
  4. Mix mushrooms, eggs, bread, milk, Cheddar cheese, ham, spinach, flour, mustard powder, salt, butter, and basil together in a large bowl; pour over sausage. Cover casserole dish and refrigerate, 2 hours to overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center of the strata comes out clean, 60 to 70 minutes.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 600 calories; 37.2 g fat; 32 g carbohydrates; 34.2 g protein; 256 mg cholesterol; 1738 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I made this recipe for family brunch on Thanksgiving morning. I assembled everything the night before so all I had to do was take the dish from refrigerator to oven the morning of-- a great tim...

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I made this last week as a rehearsal for Christmas morning, unfortunately we thought it was just ok. We found it to be way too bland for our taste, even though I added extra salt, pepper and so...

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I made this recipe for family brunch on Thanksgiving morning. I assembled everything the night before so all I had to do was take the dish from refrigerator to oven the morning of-- a great tim...

Tasty strata. I found for me there was not nearly enough egg. I used 1 1/2 times what recipe called for and I think next time I'll double. I adjusted the seasonings to compensate and used a mixe...

Very good, I omitted the ham but used more sausage and added fried cherry tomatoes for color. It could also use more liquid.

I made this exactly by the recipe. Simple and easy, actually fun, to make. I will make this again and tweak it with adding other veggies. It was great as is. Hubby loved it too! Thanks for shari...

I made it for a work breakfast and it turned out well! I used half sharp cheddar cheese and omitted the ham, I think it would have been meat overload to have both sausage & ham in it. I added...

Delish! I used 12 eggs instead of 8. Cut up about 3/4 of a day old baguette. Didn't have spinach. Used frozen precooked sausages, cut up then microwaved (not sure if that was necessary). Cooked ...

Love it! Great for brunch. I like to pour a little extra egg and milk the morning of.

My husband loved it. It came out well after 70 minutes in my oven. I used an 8 ounce French bread. Thanks for the recipe! :o)

I only changed one thing. I used bread crumbs. oh and no mushrooms as I'm allergic . All I have to say is everyone in my house hold loves this dish and we're all a bunch of picky eaters. When m...