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Easy Weekend Breakfast Strata

English muffins and Canadian bacon layered with mushrooms, green onions, and cheese with eggs and milk. Perfect make ahead weekend breakfast!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes

This Easy Weekend Breakfast Strata contains layers of English muffins and Canadian bacon with mushroom, green onions, and cheese.

We’ve had a really nice stretch of mild January weather here in Georgia. Highs in the low 60’s with sunny days. My kind of winter! However, that respite is about to come to a screeching halt so the weather prognosticators say. Beginning tomorrow and continuing throughout the weekend we’re supposed to have rain with high temperatures in the low 40’s. Nasty. Just nasty.

The only good thing about cold rainy weather is staying in around a nice fire with good, comforting food. Even better if it’s something you can make ahead, pop in the oven, and serve up to “oohhs” and “aahhs.” Something like this Easy Weekend Breakfast Strata.

In case you’re wondering, a strata is just a layered casserole usually containing meat, bread, cheese and sometimes veggies, with a milk and egg mixture (think of it as a savory custard) poured over the top. It’s left to sit and allow the custard to soak into the bread before baking. The result is a creamy, cheesy, delightfully easy breakfast or brunch dish. Heck, we’ve even had this for supper on a cold evening.

I serve this with mixed fresh fruit for breakfast or a simple side salad for supper. Hope you enjoy this one!

How to Make Easy Weekend Breakfast Strata

Liberally butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Split and toast the English muffins. Cut each in half creating four half moons. Cut the Canadian bacon into half moon slices as well.

English muffins and Canadian bacon in baking dish.

Arrange the muffins and bacon in the baking dish cut sides down.

Mushrooms, green onions, and cheese added to top of casserole.

Evenly sprinkle with mushrooms and green onions. Top evenly with the two cheeses.

Making egg-milk mixture in a mixing bowl.

In a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients whisking until well combined.

Casserole assembled and ready to be refrigerated.

Carefully pour the egg mixture into the baking dish making sure that each muffin is covered with liquid. Cover the prepared dish tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.

When ready to bake, remove the strata from the refrigerator and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the dish on a baking sheet and cook until puffed and the center is set – about 1 hour, 15 minutes to 1 hour, 30 minutes. Tent the dish with foil if the top starts to brown too quickly.

Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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Easy Weekend Breakfast Strata

English muffins and Canadian bacon layered with mushrooms, green onions, and cheese with eggs and milk. Perfect make ahead weekend breakfast!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 389kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 6 English muffins
  • 12 slices thick cut Canadian bacon
  • 4.5 ounces jar mushrooms drained
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 5 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Liberally butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish.
  • Split and toast the English muffins. Cut each in half creating four half moons. Cut the Canadian bacon into half moon slices as well.
  • Arrange the muffins and bacon in the baking dish cut sides down. Evenly sprinkle with mushrooms and green onions. Top evenly with the two cheeses.
  • In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients whisking until well combined. Carefully pour the egg mixture into the baking dish making sure that each muffin is covered with liquid.
  • Cover the prepared dish tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • When ready to bake, remove the strata from the refrigerator and heat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the baking dish on a baking sheet and cook until puffed and the center is set – about 1 hour, 15 minutes to 1 hour, 30 minutes. Tent the dish with foil if the top starts to brown too quickly.
  • Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1 | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 217mg | Sodium: 1370mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 362mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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17 Comments

  1. That’s absolutely wonderful looking! I would have a hard time covering the pretty muffin & Canadian bacon…. then again, maybe not.

    Miss p

  2. I never in a million years would have guess this has English Muffins in it! It’s gorgeous – and looks AMAZING!

  3. This looks fabulous! It differs from some of the more traditional recipes that I have used with your addition of Canadian bacon, English muffins, and the Parmesan cheese. I’m saving this in my recipe files to try soon!

  4. Great looking dish. I am going to make this as there is no garlic in it (my husband hates garlic) so no excuses from him. Thank you.

  5. Aw Lana, this stratta looks like such a comforting lazed weekend dish. It’s so called here in Northern Virginia too. Happy weekend!!