Breakfast Bacon and Cheese Strata 4.48 from 21 votes Create a Profile! × Please sign up to save your favorite recipes Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe Treat your mom to a Bacon and Cheese Strata for Mother's Day Brunch. Filled with cheese and bacon or favorite ingredients your mom will love this recipe. By Gemma Stafford | August 27, 2018 | 35 Last updated on November 11, 2019 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! Breakfast it the most important meal of the day, especially when it’s BOLD! This Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Strata takes that idea to an entirely new level. My breakfast strata is like a savory bread pudding piled high with gooey tangy cheddar, crispy bacon, and topped of with fresh herbs. Held together by a rich eggy custard, this strata takes all the best parts of breakfast: the egg, bacon and toast, and transforms it into one of the boldest breakfasts you’ve ever had! What is a strata? Similar in flavor to a quiche, a strata is a savory bread pudding, and just like bread pudding, my breakfast strata starts with good bread and an egg custard. I like to use slightly stale crusty bread as this really helps to absorb the custard, creating a lovely soft spongy texture to the strata after baking. The egg custard mixture is where things get exciting, though, as I not only add the traditional cream — but I add lots of cheese, cooked bacon, and green onion. All of this both flavors the strata and holds it together. [ Savory needs sweet! How about my No-Knead Cinnamon Rolls? ] After soaking and baking, the result is a gorgeous savory looking pie perfect for slicing and feeding a big crowd. Whoever you share this with will surely be coming back for seconds and thirds! Can a strata be made ahead? Since the custard need to time to soak into the bread and marry with all the other flavors, this is a great option for a make ahead breakfast. You can assemble the strata a night in advance and allow it to soak and set up in the fridge. This makes this a great make-ahead breakfast. Instead of worrying about fussy scrambled eggs or omelets I highly suggest you give this a try for your next special brunch occasion! What can I add to my strata? Just like any other bread pudding, this savory strata is a blank canvas for all of your favorite breakfast flavors. I like to experiment with other leftovers i have in my fridge and encourage you to do the same! From fresh spinach and cooked sausage to diced tomatoes and bell peppers, it’s endless when it comes to adding to this recipe! Want More Options For Breakfast? Breakfast Tart Quiche Perfect Buttermilk Pancakes Try These Recipes! 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Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 8 Ingredients 6 eggs1¼ cup (10oz/300ml) milk1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper 7 cups (14oz/420g) baguette (preferably slightly stale)10 slices of cooked bacon, chopped2 cups (6oz/170g) grated cheddar cheeseParsley , finely chopped for garnish Instructions In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl.Slice the baguette into 1 inch (2 cm ) cubes. Place the bread in the bowl followed by the cheese and cooked bacon. Mix together making sure all the bread gets coated. Set aside in the fridge for an hour or until all the egg is soaked into the bread. (I leave mine overnight in the fridge for really good soakage)To Cook: Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)Grease a 8 inch springform cake pan. Pour the bread mixture into the cake tin, pat down the bread cubes to compress and scatter over a little more bacon and cheese if you have it. Cover with foil.Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for a further 10-15 minutes or until firm to touch in the middle.Allow to rest for 5 minutes before removing the springform and cutting into slices to serve. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Recipe Notes Nutrition Facts Bacon and Cheese Strata Amount Per Serving (1 slice) Calories 216 Calories from Fat 144 % Daily Value* Fat 16g25%Saturated Fat 7g44%Monounsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 147mg49%Sodium 479mg21%Potassium 150mg4%Carbohydrates 6g2%Sugar 2g2%Protein 14g28% Vitamin A 500IU10%Vitamin C 0.8mg1%Calcium 230mg23%Iron 0.7mg4% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.