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English Muffin Strata


English Muffin Strata

This right here is my go-to brunch dish. Easy, tasty and the bulk of the work gets done the night before; it’s so easy, I even served it on the day I got married!

This particular strata was made to celebrate another wonderful life event – the birth of Baby J!

Day 23 - Sunday, January 24th 2010

Gist and I visited with him, his big sister, and his mom and dad today.

Gist & Ms. A

Obviously, we arrived bearing casseroles!

Hands-on prep time for this dish is a half-hour, tops. The rest of the time the strata is chillin’ in the fridge or bakin’ in the oven…

English Muffin Strata

English Muffin Strata

English Muffin Strata

English Muffin Strata

English Muffin Strata

English Muffin Strata
Adapted from Martha Stewart

The original recipe is called Canadian-Bacon Strata but I have never made it using Canadian bacon. I’ve used bacon, pork sausage, turkey sausage, veggie sausage, and ham. I’ve even omitted the “meat” part of the dish altogether. I also generally blend my cheeses, depending on what I have on hand. Whichever way you make it, it’s delish. Oh, my favorite of all the options – bacon (duh!)

  • Butter, softened (for pan)
  • 4 English muffins, split, toasted, and cut in half
  • 1/2 pound sliced (about 10 slices) Canadian bacon, halved – or bacon, or sausage, or ham.
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded (5 ounces) sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco

Butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish (oval or square); set aside. In dish, alternately arrange muffin halves and meat. Sprinkle with cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, a pinch of pepper, and hot sauce until combined. Pour over muffins and bacon; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet; remove plastic wrap. Bake until puffed and set in the center, this can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes. (Tent loosely with foil if strata starts to brown too quickly.) Let stand 10 minutes before cutting and serving.


4 thoughts on “English Muffin Strata

  1. Just saved in my “must try soon” folder. It looks and sounds perfect for a lazy Sunday morning!

  2. Thanks for posting this recipe, Marianne! It looks wonderful.

  3. This couldn’t have been posted at a better time!!!!

    I bought two packs of english muffins last weekend and I was just thinking we’ll never eat them all before they go bad. A man can only eat eggs benedict so many days in a row, right?


  4. Looks delicious! I will have to try that for sure.

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