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Easy Bacon and Egg Strata

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This Easy Bacon and Egg Strata is ideal for those overnight holiday guests. With a make-ahead option, it allows for seamless entertaining. Your guests will fall in love with this recipe.

This Breakfast Casserole Recipe has been in my family for decades. I’m pretty sure my mom served it for brunch the day after my wedding! It’s simple, comforting, and delicious!

Easy Bacon and Egg Strata slice on a white plate in front of the strata in a casserole dish

Easy Bacon and Egg Strata

My mom started serving this breakfast Bacon and Egg Strata casserole back in the ’80s. In fact, she baked up at least a double batch for a brunch the day after my wedding. Bill and I were off to Charleston on our honeymoon, but my family and my in-laws continued the celebration without us.

Made with seasoned croutons, this bacon and egg strata is a breeze to throw together. Plus you can set this Bacon and Egg Strata up the night before and just pop it in the oven the next morning. Perfect when entertaining guests or for a holiday breakfast or brunch. For a healthier alternative, this Baked Denver Omelet is wonderful for company, too.

Easy Bacon and Egg Strata in a white ceramic casserole dish


Best Bacon and Egg Casserole

This Bacon and Egg Strata is a ridiculously easy recipe. I layered croutons, cheese, and diced red bell pepper in a casserole dish, then poured a mixture of eggs, milk, and a wee bit of mustard over the top and allowed it to soak in. Before baking, I sprinkled a generous amount of crumbled bacon over the eggy bread. You could certainly add some sauteed onions or mushrooms or even top with crumbled sausage instead of bacon. Who doesn’t love an Easy Breakfast Casserole????

For the cheese, I selected an aged Cheddar which worked perfectly. Rich and tangy with a touch of sweetness, its full flavor played well with the other ingredients. Use crumbled and drained breakfast sausage instead of bacon. Feel free to make this bacon and egg casserole your own; I know you’ll be a fan!

Bacon and egg strata slice on a small white plate


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Bacon and Egg Strata | Croutons, cheese, bacon and eggs combine for an outstanding breakfast treat

Easy Bacon and Egg Strata

A crowd pleasing make ahead breakfast or brunch entree.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield 12


  • 4 cups seasoned croutons (I used two 5-ounce packages of seasoned Texas toast croutons)
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 8 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups crumbled cooked bacon


  1. Place croutons in a greased 9 x 13-inch  baking pan.Then layer with cheese and red bell pepper. Whisk together the  remaining ingredients except for the bacon. Pour over croutons and cheese.
  2. You may cover casserole and refrigerate overnight at this point or go ahead and bake immediately.
  3. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 325º. Sprinkle the top with bacon. Bake for about 60 minutes or until puffed and set in the center. If you prepped early and chilled overnight, you might need to extend the cooking time up to 90 minutes.


You can easily make half a batch. Bake in an 8 or 9-inch square baking pan.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 408Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 1012mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 26g


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27 comments on “Easy Bacon and Egg Strata”

  1. The perfect make ahead breakfast, pure comfort food!

  2. I have never made a strata before but I have been hunting for recipes to make over the holidays. One put dish that serves many. Just what I need. I think my hunt is over.

  3. Such a short recipe with ingredients for a great looking dish! Looks, tasty, Liz!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

  4. Liz, I love savory breakfast casseroles!! and your bacon and egg strata is gorgeous!!! love!!

  5. Yum! Savory breakfast is always winning at home and KerryGold sweet cheddar sounds delicious for this recipe.

  6. This look really good lizzy!

  7. This will be my Christmas morning egg bake dish.
    Hope mine taste as good as yours looks.
    Do you make your own seasoned croutons or do you buy yours?

  8. This looks really delicious and especially with those bits of bacon on top. Oh yes, that will do it for me. 🙂

  9. I have made these stratas in both savoury and sweet forms and they are always a huge hit. I can see by the flavours you’ve chosen that this one would be amazing! I usually make the sweet versions with Italian Panettone, OMG, so good.

  10. I want breakfast at your house Liz. The strata looks fantastic but so does everything else. Love, love, love that apple cake!

  11. Delightful! I’ve wanted to try a strata ever since I visited a cafe with that name–I just thought it sounded like the coolest thing. Definitely saving this one for the overnight guests, Liz!

  12. Looks amazing! I would have difficulty choosing. The casserole would probably be my choice.

  13. i need some of that sweet cheddar. It looks amazing and I love strata. It is simple and so rich and delicious

  14. Hi Liz, I’m a savory person most mornings, this looks delicious!

  15. I do love a do-ahead recipe and how lovely to have a recipe in your family with so much history. It’s a great looking dish that like you say, is perfect to have on-hand for unexpected guests xx

  16. A really hearty and comforting breakfast casserole!

  17. For a breakfast or a lunch, your recipe will be perfect !

  18. You know me, not really into savoury in the morning, but my dad would live off bacon and egg if he could – I should show him your awesome recipe and make his day 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  19. This time of year I need recipes that can feed a crowd and this one fits the bill!

  20. Strata was always on our Christmas morning brunch table. I love baked eggs… this looks and sounds perfect!

  21. A cheesy casserole with bacon on top would be my ideal breakfast, Liz. Gorgeous!

  22. This will be a great breakfast when the family comes up from Melbourne. I need things I can make ahead with all the goings on between here and the olds.

  23. this strata looks perfect for a holiday breakfast…so flavorful and loaded with goodies,great recipe,thanks 🙂

  24. I am pretty hungry right now and seeing this dish of yours.. makes me even more.. looks wonderful.. really going to try it out this weekend.

  25. My mouth is watering! Awesome recipes!!

  26. I love easy breakfasts that feed a crowd! This has a permanent place at the top of my list. Delicious!

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