I always love to serve a fluffy breakfast strata Christmas morning because you can make it a day in advance and pop it in the oven when you are ready to eat.
This overnight breakfast strata is always a hit. The great thing is that you can adjust the recipe based on who you are serving and what you have in the fridge. In other words, if you don’t like meat, you can modify this recipe by adding all sorts of veggies.
Think of this breakfast egg casserole as the ideal base for a fluffy strata with any addition you need.
Make it on Christmas Eve after dinner, then let it chill overnight and bake it Christmas morning! You want it to sit in the refrigerator, so the custard really soaks up into the bread and all the flavors come together.
Some ingredients you can add to your fluffy breakfast strata:
Get creative friends! You can substitute bread with croissants, bagels or gluten free bread of any kind.
If your family loves meat then load the dish with sausage and bacon. If you are like me I like to add some veggies then add cheese and bacon to boot.
- Add sautéed onions and mushrooms – or not up to you
- Play with the herbs and add your favorites
- Add broccoli or spinach
- Switch up the cheeses, or use all cheddar
This recipe goes well with Latvian Piragi, recipe here.
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If you are looking for a light and refreshing dessert for a brunch, check out this super easy to make lemon pie.