Basic Strata Base 12 slices bread, cubed 1 pound cheddar cheese, shredded (or half Swiss Cheese) 4 cups milk 8 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon dry mustard 2 teaspoons minced onion cayenne pepper, to taste salt and pepper, to taste 3 tablespoons butter
Basic Strata Base: In buttered 9x13-inch pan, spread bread, then cheese. Beat milk, eggs, dry mustard, onion and seasonings. Pour over cheese. Dot with butter, refrigerate overnight Bake one hour at 350 degrees F.
Chicken Strata: Reduce basic strata recipe to 4 eggs and 3 c milk. Add: 2 c diced cooked chicken; 0.25 c finely chopped pimiento; 0.5 c finely chopped celery; 1 (10-oz.) can cream of chicken soup; 0.5 c mayonnaise.
Spinach or Broccoli Strata: Add to basic strata: 2 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach OR 1 (10 oz.) pkg. chopped broccoli, cooked and well-drained; 8 oz mushroom, sliced and sauteed.
Sausage Strata: Add to basic strata: 1.5 lb sausage, cooked and crumbled; 8 oz mushrooms, sauteed with 1 tb butter and 0.5 c chopped green bell pepper.
I made a veggie w/broccoli,spinach,red and yellow diced sweet peppers put in deeper pan and cooked for about 1 hour 30 mins. Also made and all meat w/sausage,bacon & Keilbasa. Everyone loved it at work. Will make again and again.
Oct 22, 2013
TylerRecipes Member since: November 27, 2009 REVIEW:
I made the sausage version. And I may have snuck some bacon in there too. Yummy!
Jun 22, 2013
I didn't care for the chicken version of this strata recipe but I really liked the sausage one. I think the mayo and cream soup threw me off with the other. Will definitely make this again and might try the broccoli version.
Sep 9, 2012
This is a man's brunch casserole!!! I made this today for our church brunch. I can't tell you how many men came up to compliment this casserole. Now I made several and this was the men's favorite! I made the sausage variation. I think us gals liked it too but it is not exactly waistline friendly. I have to admit it was really yummy and is worth the little cheat on my diet! :)
Made it just as recipe written and came out perfectly!
Jun 1, 2009
innkeeper Member since: June 1, 2009 REVIEW:
I was never terribly fond of strata, having had it at a hospital where I worked. It was too mushy. This was GREAT! I mixed ALL the wet ingredients together and ladeled it on top of the cubed bread. I poked down the cubes that stuck up. I made 1/2 the recipe and filled 4 individual "boats." I used my GE Advantium oven. It only took 30 minutes! My husband and I enjoyed it, as well as my guests this morning! I will make it again! Putting it in the boats in this oven cut the bake time substantially!
Apr 10, 2009
I love this recipe. I've used it for Christmas morning, and many brunches. It is versatile and being able to adjust the quantities is great. I've done a greek version with red & green peppers (sweet), onions and feta cheese, and bbq veg version.
Jun 15, 2007
I made the spinach version, and added 1/2 a medium onion to the sauteed veggies. Very yummy. I'll make it again.
Dec 26, 2006
mjohnson Member since: December 17, 2006 REVIEW:
I made the chicken version for friends and family for Xmas breakfast. It was a big hit!
Feb 15, 2006
I took the sausage version of this to my morning Bible Study group and had 4 requests for the recipe! Excellent, and very easy.
Sep 22, 2005
phonebuddy Member since: September 22, 2005 REVIEW:
I picked this recipe for a bridesmaids luncheon. It was easy to prepare, beautiful when cooked, and delicious. I have now used it for luncheons for over 40 people and everytime it people want the recipe. The ham sauce is excellent over the strata but a little salty and the strata is delicious on it's ouw. I have also served it with fresh red salsa and green salsa. Wonderful!