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Rita's Eggs Strata

Rated as 4.53 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a wonderful recipe for a special occasion Brunch or Breakfast. Passed on to my by a dear friend, this has been a Christmas Morning tradition in my home for almost 10 years."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 458
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Cut into quarters. Lay half of the bread, butter side down, in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with half of the Cheddar cheese and half of the Monterey Jack. Layer the remaining bread over the cheese, and top with the other halves of the cheeses.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, and milk. Stir in the brown sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne, onion powder, mustard powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the cheese and bread. Cover, and refrigerate at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake the strata uncovered for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Slice and garnish with fresh parsley.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 458 calories; 33.4 15.8 24 214 910 Full nutrition

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Just Fabulous. I wasn't sure where the recipe was going with the worchestershire sauce and all that savory stuff, but boy oh boy, this comes together to make a dish that is very tasty and clas...

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This had a good flavor but needed work so I am giving it 3 stars. I recommend more butter, using french bread, and putting a cover on until the last 15 minutes so that the cheese doesn't burn. ...

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Just Fabulous. I wasn't sure where the recipe was going with the worchestershire sauce and all that savory stuff, but boy oh boy, this comes together to make a dish that is very tasty and clas...

This had a good flavor but needed work so I am giving it 3 stars. I recommend more butter, using french bread, and putting a cover on until the last 15 minutes so that the cheese doesn't burn. ...

This was an excellent choice for breakfast the morning I graduated from Washington State University. I had all my family and friends over, and the feedback was incredible! My Mom and I loved i...

I've made several of these breakfast type casseroles for special occassions ove the years an this is by far the best. It's filling and fluffy at the same time! I followed the directions as wri...

Delicious! I wanted to make this in my large casserole dish (a little bigger than 9X13) so I used 12 slices of bread and 2 more eggs. I also added 1 1/2 cups of chopped ham and 1 cup of choppe...

I had a Strata recipe for an 8x8 dish, but needed more (didn't want to double my recipe for some reason). Rita's Eggs Strata is THE STRATA for an 8-1/2 x 13 dish. But alas, every chef has...

Served this to my husband and picky stepchildren Christmas morning. Everyone loved it! This will become a tradition in our home for Christmas morning. I added chopped ham, mushrooms and green...

This is an awesome recipe. Your diners will always ask for seconds. I added some chopped ham on the first layer plus some chopped green onions (and deleted the onion powder). SO GOOD!

I made this for a large group and got great reviews on it. I added ham, green peppers, mushrooms & green onion to mine & baked 15 minutes longer to make sure it wasn't runny. This recipe is a ke...