Perfectly Portioned Egg Strata Recipe

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  • This perfectly portioned Egg Strata Recipe is easy to make, serve and enjoy! These mini egg casseroles are stuffed with all your favorite breakfast ingredients – bread, bacon and cheese. Make these breakfast bites ahead (they freeze beautifully) or just before guests arrive! The result is nothing short of amazing – filling strata cups that will actually have your guests craving seconds.

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    I have to admit, I’ve never been a fan of breakfast casseroles. They evoke memories of cheap white bread covered in grease, all baked together for one all too heavy slice and before you know it, you’re being offered a second just as you’re trying to swallow the first. However, the concept is good. All of your  breakfast favorites quickly combined to make breakfast for many.

    I’ve taken a slightly lighter and more beautiful approach to the breakfast casserole, creating individual serving egg strata cups where each are baked to perfection. Perfect for serving a crowd at Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, without a lot of effort.

    egg mix in a white bowl with bacon, bread, and shredded colby jack cheese on the side

    Egg Strata Ingredients:

    • Eggs – The base of any savory breakfast recipe, I like to use Organic Free-Range Large eggs. Fresh is best for exceptional flavor.
    • Milk – Whole milk works best. I tried this strata recipe with low-fat milk and the results just didn’t stand up.
    • French Bread – Rather than the conventional white bread, French bread offers better flavor and texture. If you want a richer egg flavor, brioche bread would be wonderful.
    • Colby Jack Cheese – I like the slight bite of Colby Jack (which melts beautifully). Purchase the whole block at the grocery store and grate it fresh at home. And if you can’t find Colby Jack, a soft Cheddar will do.
    • Bacon – It’s a breakast bite after all and bacon makes everything better! Drained center-cut is my go-to bacon of choice.
    • Pepper – Freshly cracked black pepper has better flavor than the pre-ground variety. Purchase a small peppermill and whole black peppercorns for all your black pepper needs.
    • Dill – Dill brightens up the entire strata recipe and gives them that extra-special homemade feel. I use a few pinches dried dill. If you have fresh dill on hand, reserve it to garnish after baking to maintain its bright green color.

    egg strata recipe in a muffin tin

    How to Make the Egg Strata Recipe:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and milk.
    3. Stir in bread and cheese until completely coated. Add 3/4 of the bacon, reserving the remaining for garnish.
    4. Scoop into greased muffin tins with an ice cream scoop, topping off with remaining egg mixture. Garnish with bacon and dill.
    5. Bake 15 minutes.

    egg strata recipe in a muffin tin

    Whats the Difference Between a Frittata and a Strata Recipe?

    Even though they sound the same, these two recipes are completely different.

    A frittata is an open-faced Italian omelet with all the filling ingredients cooked on top. A strata is layers of egg, milk, bread and cheese baked into a puffy casserole.

    egg strata recipe in a muffin tin

    Do You Have to Let Egg Strata Sit Overnight?

    You can certainly let egg strata sit overnight to help the ingredients meld together. But why take the extra step when you don’t have to! This easy egg breakfast recipe requires no extra soaking time. Which means egg strata will be coming to you and your guests in no time!

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    egg breakfast bite on a white plate with a fork

    Can You Freeze the Breakfast Bites Recipe?

    Yes! These perfectly portioned breakfast bites freeze beautifully! That’s what makes egg strata such a great make ahead recipe to feed a crowd at your next weekend or holiday brunch.

    To freeze, simply bake and cool completely. Transfer to a plastic freezer storage bag, tightly seal, label, date, and stick in your freezer for up to 1 month.

    To reheat egg strata from frozen, place on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes or until completely warmed through.

    egg breakfast bite cut in half on a white plate with a fork

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    Breakfast Strata Cups Recipe

    This perfectly portioned Egg Strata Recipe is easy to make, serve and enjoy! These mini egg casseroles are stuffed with all your favorite breakfast ingredients - bread, bacon and cheese. Make these breakfast bites ahead (they freeze beautifully) or just before guests arrive! The result is nothing short of amazing - filling strata cups that will actually have your guests craving seconds.

    Course Brunch
    Cuisine American
    Keyword breakfast bites, Breakfast Strata Cups Recipe, egg strata, strata recipe
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 25 minutes
    Servings 12
    Calories 375 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 6 eggs
    • 1 1/4 c milk
    • 1 french bread loaf, cubed
    • 8 oz colby jack cheese shredded
    • 1 lb bacon cooked, drained and broken into pieces
    • pepper fresh cracked
    • dill optional

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and milk.
    3. Stir in bread and cheese until completely coated. Add 3/4 of the bacon, reserving the remaining for garnish.

    4. Scoop into greased muffin tins with an ice cream scoop topping off with remaining egg mixture. Garnish with bacon and dill.
    5. Bake 15 minutes.

    Recipe Notes

    Use brioche in place of French bread for a richer egg flavor.

    If you can't find colby jack, a soft cheddar will work.

    If using fresh dill as opposed to dried, garnish after baking to maintain its bright green color.

    Nutrition Facts
    Breakfast Strata Cups Recipe
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 375 Calories from Fat 225
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 25g38%
    Saturated Fat 10g50%
    Cholesterol 127mg42%
    Sodium 578mg24%
    Potassium 205mg6%
    Carbohydrates 21g7%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 17g34%
    Vitamin A 362IU7%
    Calcium 187mg19%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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