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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.

Source: Everyday Food, May 2006
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

Let the strata chill 2 hours, and it will be nice and moist. If you leave it overnight in the refrigerator, it will be even more custardy.

To test for doneness, pierce center of strata with a sharp knife; it should feel firm and the knife should come out clean.

The muffin halves and Canadian bacon are arranged upright in the baking dish for easier serving. When cutting, you'll be able to see the layers and make sure each portion contains a few pieces of bread and bacon.

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  • susanswanner1
    30 DEC, 2018
    I have made this recipe several times as we have chickens and it is a great way to use a lot of eggs. This recipe is a family favorite! I sub chicken or turkey for pork and it is still absolutely delicious!
  • brwing7578566
    11 AUG, 2018
    I don’t understand the recipe - sounds like french toast. Did not make because it sounds rather dreadful
  • ishaolinma4928149
    28 APR, 2018
    Just cut up French or Kaiser rolls if you don't have English muffins. They will be good if not better. Add bacon, Prosciutto or sausage to make this a delicious dinner. Serve with a nice tossed salad. You could even pour heated packaged fondue over this for a really delicious tweak.
  • Shara Mortimer
    18 SEP, 2014
    Super easy & delicious!
    • roxxy38
      25 OCT, 2014
      Can someone explain how to put the English muffins. I am not sure I understand this. You slice and then toast and then cut in half? Lie each half on bottom of dish face down and then put Canadian bacon on top. Is this correct???
      • sweetp9108gmai
        7 JUN, 2016
        The muffin halves and Canadian bacon are arranged upright in the baking dish not laid out flat.
  • robyn121212
    14 OCT, 2013
    Great recipe! First time making a strata. I doubled it and put in one less glass of milk. Perfection. Big brunch it was a bit hit
  • MissSook
    29 NOV, 2012
    This is delicious, easy, and very beautiful. Thank you!
  • candacekyleho
    30 JUN, 2011
    great dish--raves all around
  • Shara Mortimer
    24 APR, 2011
    My family loves this strata--I've made it numerous times!
  • kgoodzinski
    2 FEB, 2011
    I'm not an egg person, but this is DELICIOUS! My kids couldn't wait to try it because it smelled so good while cooking! This was an easy recipe and can be made in advance. I can't wait to make this again! Another wonderful recipe from Martha!
  • ellierr
    1 JAN, 2011
    I prepared this super-easy dish the night before and it turned out fabulous! It is easy to substitute different types of bread, and cheese. It looked just like the picture! I would like to add veggies - possibly spinach, or asparagus next time.

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