Anything Goes Breakfast Strata
Strata is similar to quiche or frittata and is made with any kind of bread, cheese, veggies, eggs and precooked meat. I made mine in a cooking class and Chef Christal Jakopak had us make ours filled with everything bagels, two kinds of cheese, eggs, milk, red onion, green onions, tomatoes and seasonings. This is a delicious breakfast or brunch and a great way to use up leftovers. You can even make it the night before and cook it in the morning.
Ingredients – This is just some of the
ingredients we used. You can use
whatever is your favorite.
With our strata, we started by
greasing two loaf pans because we
had to split our recipe with our partner.
You will want to grease a 9” x 13” pan.
In a large bowl add the eggs.
Add the milk, salt, pepper, garlic
powder and cayenne pepper.
Whisk to combine.
(We put our green onion in by
mistake. It goes on the top only.)
In the pan, place half
of the bagel pieces.
Add the half of cream cheese.
Add half of the tomatoes, red onion
or any other veggies you use.
Save the green onions for the top.
Add the shredded cheese.
Now repeat the layers.
Press down hard on the
layers to pack it together.
Because I had to split this recipe with
my partner we only had enough
ingredients to make one layer.
Yours will have two layers.
Pour the eggs over the top making sure
the bagels are submerged in the egg.
Garnish with the green onions.
Cover tightly with foil.
At this point you can refrigerate for
an hour or even overnight. Just make
sure you let it sit on the counter for about
30 minutes before placing it in the oven. We
did not have time for that so the chef baked
ours immediately and they turned out fine.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake an additional
15 – 25 minutes or until the top is golden
brown and the eggs are cooked through.
Anything Goes Breakfast Strata
- 4 everything bagels (cut into 1″ cubes then toasted in the oven at 250 degrees for 5-10 minutes)
- 1 & 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 oz. cream cheese, cubed into 12 pieces
- 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1/2 red onion, diced
- 8 large eggs
- 2 & 1/2 cups milk
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 green onions, sliced (for garnish)
You can add any veggies or cooked meat like bacon, sausage etc. or your own favorite cheese.
- Spray a 9″ x 13″ oven safe dish with cooking oil.
- In a large bowl add the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne pepper, whisk to combine.
- In the greased pan, place half of the following: toasted bagels, cream cheese, sliced tomatoes, red onion and shredded cheese.
- Repeat the layers.
- Press down to pack the ingredients tightly. Slowly add the egg mixture and press down again making sure the bagel cubes are covered in the egg.
- Top off with the sliced green onions then cover tightly with foil.
- You can refrigerate for 1 hour or more, even overnight. Let the Strata sit on the counter for 30 minutes before baking if refrigerated. You don’t have to refrigerate.
- Bake covered in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 – 25 minutes more or until the top is brown, the eggs are cooked.
Categories: Bread, Breakfast, Cheese, Eggs, Milk Products, Vegetables/Slaws/Salads
Awesome. I would’ve never thought to put eggs in the oven.
They were cooked perfectly too. Thank you Frank!
I call this savoury bread pudding and it’s a big hit with hubby and guests.
That is a perfect name!
Thank you Saania!
IL MAGNIFICO DIANE, CHINA
You are so kind China! Thank you!
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Thank you so much China! ❤
Looks like a delicious meal for any time of day! Yum!
You think just like me!!!! Thanks Nancy!
This sounds really good and easy. I added it to my favorites so I can come back to it.
Thank you I love how you can change this up by adding different ingredients each time.
This is like the best version of breakfast ever.
Thank you Kristen!!!
These look great!
Thanks so much Laci!
Fabulous recipe – this is much like I cook, but I place the egg mixture in a pastry case instead of using the bagels … thank you for sharing, Diane, I think I will have a crack at this sometime soon!!
Thank you Donna! I had to google pastry case to see what is was…lol
Hehehe we learn something new every day!! Have a good one, Diane! 🧚♀️❤️🙏🏼
Looks really good!
Thanks so much Valerie!
I’ve never heard of a strata before. It sounds like a tasty breakfast.
I have never made it before this and it was so good. I love that she had us put cream cheese in it but any cheese can be used.
Yes, yes, yes please!
Hahaha I know right!
The most tasty kitchen ever:)
Awwww thank you so much!!! ❤
So tasty 😋
So first I have to share, with reading Christmas books, first glance, I was interested to see what Anything Goes Breakfast Santa was. 😂 After reading the recipe, I have some leftover bagels, cream cheese, veggies and bacon, so dinner tonight. Yum
Hahahaha I bet even Santa would like this one! I hope you enjoyed it!
It was yummy. I had herb and garlic bagels so it added a bit more spice.
Nice! Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for letting me know Carla!
Thank you so much!
Now it makes sense…. That couldn’t possibly have been YOUR kitchen… Cooking Class!… Looks pretty tasty… Eggs and Cheese and the Kitchen sink. Hungry again.
Hahaha you know me well! I didn’t learn anything from the class but it was fun. I signed up for 3 more “fun” classes. Hopefully I get an understanding partner so I can take pictures and post them. I still have a few to post from the first class. Thanks Sue I always love your comments!
Spoke with a friend tonight about your website. Sheila B. Might become a new follower. Looking for new/old recipes to switch up the same old, same old.
You are so sweet Sue! Thank you so much I really appreciate it!
Looks good – I didn’t know you took cooking classes – very nice. I know you were going to be taking another pasta class at the pasta/noodle store.
No I only took the one pasta class as that was 1 1/2 hours each way. I found adult education classes at a high school tech school five minutes from my house. Next class is casseroles, then cupcakes and last one is pies. I can’t say that I am learning anything but it sure is fun.
I remember as you showed the pictures of the various types and colors of pasta from that class. That sounds fun; do the others know about your cooking blog Diane?
Yes some even wrote down the website.
I may have to try this!
It was amazing and I can’t wait to make it again. Enjoy!!!
Looks delicious 🙂
I always make a breakfast casserole for Christmas morning, but this one sounds way more amazing than the ones I make. Printing now. Thank you, Diane.
I love that you can make it the day ahead and then just put it in the oven when you’re ready. You’re welcome Kellye!
“Make” and “Ahead” are two of the greatest words in cooking – LOL!
You had me until it cooking for an hour plus! The torture!!! 😉
We have now done three of your recipes. I’ll need to blog about them soon. Stay tuned! But a spoiler: it was so fun!
It is worth the wait! I can’t wait to see the fun!!!!