This delicious breakfast strata can be prepped and refrigerated up to 24 hours ahead of time, leaving you with time for your family or guests.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
2 hrs 40 mins
total:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook potatoes and bacon in large skillet on medium heat 8 to 10 min. or until bacon is crisp and potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally; drain. Combine potato mixture, bread, broccoli and 1 cup shredded cheese; spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk cream cheese spread, eggs and pepper in medium bowl until blended. Gradually add milk, beating well after each addition; pour over bread mixture. (Bread cubes should be evenly moistened.) Cover with foil. Refrigerate 2 hours.

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Bake strata, covered, 30 min. or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese; bake, uncovered, 10 min. or until cheese is melted.

Make Ahead:

Strata can be refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking as directed.

Nutrition Facts

282 calories; protein 13.5g 27% DV; carbohydrates 22g 7% DV; fat 16.4g 25% DV; cholesterol 128.3mg 43% DV; sodium 479.4mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2014
I made this for the work crowd. Lots of compliments! Instead of cutting the bacon before frying I fried it first cooked the potatoes in the bacon grease and then cut up the bacon to mix with the bread broccoli cheese and potatoes. Highly recommend this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/01/2013
I used 6 oz sliced ham instead of bacon (a slice of bacon is approx 1 oz each. I figured they shrink in half after cooking so 6 oz ham would be equivalent to 12 oz uncooked bacon). I think this would taste much better if you omit the potato and double the broccoli and bacon/ham. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2013
I used 6 oz sliced ham instead of bacon (a slice of bacon is approx 1 oz each. I figured they shrink in half after cooking so 6 oz ham would be equivalent to 12 oz uncooked bacon). I think this would taste much better if you omit the potato and double the broccoli and bacon/ham. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2014
I made this for the work crowd. Lots of compliments! Instead of cutting the bacon before frying I fried it first cooked the potatoes in the bacon grease and then cut up the bacon to mix with the bread broccoli cheese and potatoes. Highly recommend this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2016
I have made may different breakfast casseroles through the years and I LOVED this one. It was a surprise because I really didn't think it sounded too good when I read the recipe. I only made it because I had bread eggs cream cheese & broccoli on hand that were about to expire & I wanted to use them before I had to toss them. That's usually not the best reason to choose a recipe right? But this turned out great in my opinion. I did make some substitutions: used left over stater tots instead of potatoes added some left over ham to the bacon since i didn't have 12 strips used whole wheat sandwich bread instead of French and used a softened block of cream cheese not the tub. Recipe was still tasty but I imagine it would be even better as written. I was surprised how much I liked the broccoli in this type of casserole. It added a nice crunch. And I was also surprised that all of the ingredients would fit into the baking dish. It seemed like there would be too much but it worked & was probably why the casserole was filled with yummy goodness in each bite. I also threw in some Mrs. Dash mustard & Worcestershire just for a little more flavor in the eggs. Delicious and was a great way to use things that I typically have in the fridge. We had it for dinner but it would be great for any meal. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/29/2015
I don't know what happened but it was bad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2018
This was by far the best breakfast casserole I have ever made for Christmas morning and I've tried quite a few. The ONLY difference I made to the recipe was I decreased the bread to 6 cups and increased the broccoli to 2 cups. My family raved about it and I will definitely be finding more occasions to make this besides Christmas! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2016
Was great next time I would make it without the bread its not needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2018
Wonderful....love things I can make ahead. Read More
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