Strata Recipes

A layered casserole usually consisting of eggs, bread, and cheese, the strata is a brunch favorite that also works perfectly for weekday breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Search through great strata recipes using sausage, ham, mushrooms, and more that you can prepare in advance for a quick, simple family meal.

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Ham and Cheese Strata

Rating: 3.5 stars 233
This hearty make-ahead breakfast is infused with Dijon mustard and bakes up to a fluffy, golden finish.

Christmas Morning Breakfast Bake

Rating: 3.5 stars 405
This luscious breakfast fits the bill and, best of all, will satisfy adults and kids alike. Brew a big pot of coffee: It's a meal your guests will want to linger over.

Spinach and Cheddar Strata

Rating: 3 stars 360
This is a great option for a vegetarian dinner; the eggs, cheese, and milk provide plenty of protein.

Canadian-Bacon Strata

Rating: 3.5 stars 324
This savory breakfast pudding looks a little like a pizza when it comes out of the oven. It can be prepared the night before through step 2 and baked the next morning.

The Eggie

Rating: 4 stars 1
Try this creative egg and sourdough bread dish from Tini chef Darius Salko for a meal worthy of any occasion.

Sausage and Swiss Chard Strata

Rating: 4 stars 146
Something like a cross between an omelet casserole and bread pudding, strata is perfect for serving a crowd at breakfast or brunch as it can be made ahead of time.

Sausage Breakfast Casserole with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Rating: 4 stars 53
You can prepare the sausage breakfast casserole up to a day ahead and let the bread soak overnight in the refrigerator. (If it is refrigerated overnight, it may need to cook a few minutes longer.)

Spinach-and-Fontina Strata

Rating: 3 stars 156
Young fontina, a superb melting cheese, adds lushness and a little tang to the strata. And remember to put whole nutmeg on your shopping list; a bit of the freshly grated spice amplifies the other flavors.

French Toast Bread Pudding

Rating: 3 stars 210
Is it French toast or bread pudding? It's both, and it's a delicious brunch dish to make for family and friends.

Ham, Swiss, and Tomato Strata

Rating: 3.5 stars 84
A strata -- literally, "layers" -- is a savory bread casserole. Essentially, you pour an egg mixture over bread and cheese and let soak in overnight.

Spinach-and-Cheese-Ravioli Egg Bake

Who doesn't love breakfast for dinner??! This egg casserole pairs store-bought spinach-and-cheese ravioli with jewel-like grape tomatoes and a crunchy panko topping.

Inspiration and Ideas

20 Frittata and Strata Recipes Just Right for Brunch or Dinner
Whether you have the time to plan ahead or prefer to improvise on the spot, frittatas and stratas are a two delicious categories of egg dishes that will meet the moment.
Spinach Strata
Adapted with permission from "Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen" by Heidi Swanson, copyright 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.