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Easy Weekend Breakfast Strata

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

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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 40s. Nasty. Just nasty.

The only good thing about cold, rainy weather is staying in with a nice fire and good, comforting food. Even better if it’s something you can make ahead, pop in the oven, and serve up to “oohs” and “aahs.” 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 with the 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 healthcare provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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17 Comments

  1. kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox says:

    That crusty top is calling my name! I love stratas and this one is perfection.

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

    Miss p

  3. Renee - Kudos Kitchen says:

    This looks incredible, Lana! The use of English muffins is a stroke of genious!!! SO good.

  4. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says:

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

  5. Angie | Big Bear's Wife says:

    Holy wow that looks delish! I may have to make that for Sunday Brunch!

  6. I vote for a side of grits!

  7. Mmm would it be bad if I made this for just me and my husband?? :)

  8. Martha @ A Family Feast says:

    I’ve never seen a strata made with English muffins before! Such a great idea!

  9. Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom says:

    Love make ahead easy breakfasts!

  10. Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes says:

    Definitely trying this one of these weekends coming up!

  11. Mary Lise Parsons says:

    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!

  12. Sounds so darn good. Thank you and stay warm.

  13. 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.

  14. foodwanderings says:

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

  15. christine says:

    I’ve never thought to use English muffins in this kind of dish. Great idea. My husband loves English muffins.

  16. The Food Hunter says:

    I wish it was tomorrow so I could have some!

  17. Marjory @ Dinner-Mom says:

    What a great looking dish. Using English muffins is genius!