Overnight Breakfast Strata

Breakfast Spread

This breakfast strata is worth getting out of bed for. If you’ve never had one before, it’s a layered casserole that starts with bread, eggs, and cheese. You then add your favorite mix-ins, like bacon or bell peppers. (We added pork sausage.)

It's quick to throw together and you can prep it ahead of time. Whip it up the night before, let sit overnight to allow the flavors to mingle, and pop it in the oven when you wake up the next day. It's the perfect Thanksgiving or Christmas breakfast.

Breakfast strata

What You Need


Grease a 13x9 baking dish. Tear bread slices into 1 to 2-inch chunks and place in the baking dish. Cut sausage links into small rounds. Sprinkle the sausage and grated cheese over the top of the bread.

Whisk eggs, milk, ground mustard, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl and pour evenly over the top of the bread, cheese, and sausage. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or for eight hours).

To bake, preheat oven to 350F. While oven is warming up, remove strata from refrigerator and bake uncovered for 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.