This easy Breakfast Egg Strata recipe (with stuffing!) is so good you won’t be able to wait till the next morning to have some!
This Egg Strata is always a hit with our family and our farmhouse guests – everyone loves it! This Egg strata (similar to a baked egg casserole) recipe makes for a quick hearty breakfast or brunch dish that can be whipped up the night before or the morning of. This dish is a savory one, and the great thing is, it’s packed with tasty and nutritious ingredients!
It seems after a long winter, our chickens come back with a full laying schedule once the temps get above 20 degrees F. Suddenly we have an abundance of eggs and we’re ready for:
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We love using this Egg Strata as the staple to the perfect brunch. Whether we have guests waking up from the Farmhouse Guest Quarters or we are hosting Easter brunch, this is the perfect hearty dish that will feed up to 12 people. When paired with our fresh gooey Cinnamon Rolls, Creamy Orange Muffins or Marinated Ham the smells in the kitchen brings everyone in!
Cooking with the season is one of my specialties. I don’t like to force things, if I can help it. If it’s not asparagus season, then I don’t generally go out and purchase them simply to add them to a dish or meal. We enjoy Squash and Potatoes during the fall months and Green Beans and Garlic in the mid of summer!
I like, instead to go with what nature is providing us with during that season. Generally when we have an abundance of eggs is in the spring time when the asparagus is peaking through the ground. It’s our gentle reminder that’s it’s time to make this delightful egg strata dish to be able to incorporate our seasons best veggies.
If you want to be super extra, you could even try your hand at Making your own Mozzarella Cheese ahead of making this savory Egg Strata. It’s one of the easier cheeses to make and doesn’t take a lot of time, like other varieties.
I love adding fresh Mozzarella cheese to this dish!
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Possibly the best part of this dish is that it’s so versatile! It can be dressed up for a holiday brunch buffet or it can be used as weekly staple for supper time. I love that everything is contained in one dish. We add a side of fruit or pastries and voila’ it turns into supper!
I am not generally a huge fan of leftovers, but I will say the leftovers from this strata are one of my most favorites of all times.
|What is the difference between a strata and a frittata?|
Because these dishes are cooked the same (oven baked) and they can both be packed with ingredients, the difference is mostly the texture. Frittatas tend to be thicker and more quiche like (flaky, rich) but without the crust. On the other hand, Stratas take on a lighter, fluffier, bake casserole texture. Stratas have also been compared to savory bread pudding. Another difference is that Frittata recipes tend to use heavy cream instead of whole milk.
|What does Strata mean in cooking?|
A Strata is a layered casserole dish typical to American style cooking. Eggs are the common denominator in every strata but they can be packed with any ingredients ranging from breakfast, lunch, and dinner pallets. You can expect bold flavors in these dishes!
|How long do Egg Stratas last?|
Like most recipes with eggs or an egg mixture, Egg Stratas last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator and are good in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
|Does a strata have to sit overnight?|
No – this is a quick dish that can be made the morning of serving it. However, I do recommend letting it sit in the fridge overnight before eating. The flavors mend nicely and the egg has time to soak into the croutons.
Keeping with the egg theme also check out our other blogs: “How to make Tasty Smoked Eggs” and “The Best Way to get Farm Fresh Eggs to Peel!“
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