A simple strata made with Hawaiian sweet bread. You can easily alter the fillings: substitute sausage for the bacon, use different cheeses, add some mushrooms, etc. Let your imagination be your guide!


Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
1 hr
1 baking pan


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Cut each roll into 8 cubes. Spread onto a baking sheet in a single layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until toasted, about 10 minutes.

  • Layer toasted bread cubes in a 1 1/2-quart baking pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Swiss cheese, 1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, 1/2 the bacon, and 2 green onions on top of the bread. Shake to settle the toppings into the bread.

  • Beat eggs together with half-and-half, milk, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Pour over the bread cubes, pressing cubes down into the mixture. Sprinkle the remaining Swiss cheese, Cheddar cheese, bacon, green onions, and Parmesan cheese on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until strata is hot in the center, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can toast the bread up to 24 hours in advance.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 18.2g 36% DV; carbohydrates 34.3g 11% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 122.2mg 41% DV; sodium 295.7mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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3.26.20 Wouldn’t change a thing on this, it was melt-in-your mouth luscious with perfect strata texture. Recipe doesn't say to do this, but do spray your pan/dish with cooking spray to avoid sticking. I always have Hawaiian rolls in the freezer, so although this was a quick breakfast today, I could just as easily see this as breakfast-for-dinner, as well. When putting this together, I wondered if the bread cubes were too big, but that was not the case. If anything, those big, baked, soaked bread cubes made this even more moist and tender. Thanks for sharing, this one definitely will be made again. Read More