Mom's Breakfast Strata

Mom's Breakfast Strata

Amy Schmelzer 5

"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."


13 h 10 m servings 496 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 496 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 32.2 g
  • 50%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 269 mg
  • 90%
  • Sodium:
  • 1073 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.
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  1. 75 Ratings


I used this recipe as a base and it worked perfectly. I made 4 key changes: 1. I used challah instead of white bread (amazingly fluffy). 2. I used spinach instead of ham. 3. I mixed the onion...

I made this for a non-profit board meeting and while I would give it 5 stars for ease of putting together, the flavor is non-existent. That being said, some folks did go back for "seconds" but ...

This recipe was just so-so to my crowd. The texture of the bread was kind of mushy, even though I used an oven thermometer and baked it the full time. Several guests said that it was "okay" as l...

I made this recipe for breakfast for my family and while it was extremely easy to make the flavor was bland. I was going to take this for Easter brunch and am glad I tried it first. I did my own...

This recipe was certainly tasty. I think ham should be put in the middle as well as on top and it could also benefit from more cheese and some salt with paprika dashed on top. I cut the recipe...

Cooking time was not long enough. When I first took off the aluminum foil, the cheese in the center wasn't even melted. I ended up turning the oven up to 375 and leaving it in another 15-20 minu...

This dish turned out very nicely. I have made other variations of it before and have found that letting the bread sit out for a day (so it won't be too soft or mushy) before tearing the pieces u...

I used this recipe because I lost my mother-in-law's recipe, but the result was even better! I got many raves for this one. Perfection! P.S. Don't tell the mother-in-law. :-)

A variation of this recipe has been a tradition in my family for 25 years. I make is early Christmas Eve and put it in the refrigerator. On Christmas morning) we get up (really early!) and I p...