Overnight Breakfast Strata

This is the Overnight Breakfast Strata recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 7 min
  • Refrigeration: 2 h
Yields 4 servings
overnight breakfast strata


  • 4 slices of whole wheat bread preferably stale, cubed
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded Canadian Swiss or Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups (500 mL) Milk
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dry mustard
  • Cayenne pepper to taste


Divide bread cubes, Canadian Swiss cheese and parsley evenly in 4 buttered 1 1/2 to 2 cups (375 to 500 mL) microwaveable containers.

Beat together eggs, milk, salt, dry mustard and cayenne pepper. Pour over bread and cheese mixture, pressing on top with a spoon. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

Cover with plastic wrap, venting one corner. Microwave at 'medium', one serving at a time, until the centre is set but soft, 6 to 7 minutes, rotating dish twice. Let stand 2 minutes. Serve plain or with salsa, jam or syrup.


Suggestion for a complete meal: serve with an orange or a glace of juice.

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