Super Easy Bacon & Cheddar Breakfast Strata


Are you looking for a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast dish that’s perfect for hosting a summer brunch or bringing to a party? Look no further than this Super Easy Bacon & Cheddar Breakfast Strata! It’s a crowd-pleaser that combines the savory flavors of bacon and cheddar with the comforting texture of a baked strata. Plus, you can prepare it the night before, making your morning stress-free and delicious.

Easy Bacon& Cheddar strata on table with place settings around it


  • 1 baguette, cut or torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 package of thick-cut bacon
  • 10-12 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Chives or green onions, for garnish
Easy Bacon & Cheddar Strata ready to go into oven

Instructions for Preparing Bacon & Cheddar Strata:

  1. Prepare the Bread:
    • Cut or tear apart a baguette into bite-size pieces and add it to a buttered baking dish. The bread will serve as the base for your strata, soaking up all the delicious flavors.
  2. Cook the Bacon:
    • Cook 1 package of thick-cut bacon in a skillet until fully cooked. Once done, drain on paper towels and let it cool slightly before chopping into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Prepare the Egg Mixture:
    • In a large bowl, mix 10-12 eggs with 1 3/4 cups of heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. This mixture will bind the strata and give it a rich, creamy texture.
  4. Assemble the Strata:
    • Pour the egg mixture over the bread pieces in the baking dish. Add half of the shredded cheddar cheese and half of the cooked bacon. Mix gently to combine, ensuring the bread is well-coated with the egg mixture.
  5. Top and Chill:
    • Sprinkle the remaining cheese and cooked bacon on top. Cover the dish with foil and refrigerate overnight. This allows the flavors to meld and the bread to soak up the egg mixture.
  6. Bake the Strata:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Bake the strata (covered with foil) for 20 minutes. Then, uncover and bake for another 15-20 minutes until the eggs are fully cooked and the top is crispy.
  7. Garnish and Serve:
    • Once out of the oven, garnish with chopped chives or green onions for a fresh, vibrant touch. Serve warm and enjoy!
Bacon & Cheddar Strata is ready to serve with golden brown and cheese is melted

This Bacon & Cheddar Breakfast Strata is not only super easy to make but also incredibly delicious. The combination of crispy bacon, melted cheddar, and fluffy eggs with the tender, flavorful bread makes it a hit at any gathering. Whether you’re hosting a summer brunch or bringing a dish to a party, this strata is sure to impress. Plus, the make-ahead feature means you can relax and enjoy the morning with your guests.

Give this recipe a try and let me know how it turns out! Looking for other easy breakfasts? Try my Asparagus & Feta Frittata or Overnight Blueberry French Toast for other tasty breakfast ideas.

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