Mom's Breakfast Strata


This strata makes breakfast less hectic because all the prep work is done the night before. The quantities of mushrooms, onions, and green peppers can be varied to suit the tastes of those who will be eating this dish.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs
Total Time:
13 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 9 slices bread, torn into bite size pieces

  • ½ cup diced fresh mushrooms

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 16 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 2 cups cubed cooked ham

  • 8 eggs

  • 2 cups milk


  1. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer half of the torn bread in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle the mushrooms and green bell pepper evenly over the bread layer. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Top with remaining bread pieces, then layer with the onion and ham. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Whisk together eggs and milk; pour over the entire pan. Cover with aluminum foil, and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  3. Bake covered for 35 minutes, then remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until top is evenly brown.

Cook's Note:

You may substitute cooked bacon or sausage for the ham, if you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

496 Calories
32g Fat
20g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 496
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 269mg 90%
Sodium 1073mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 555mg 43%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 398mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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