a serving of mushroom strata on a plate

This Mushroom Strata recipe is made with an artisan bread, mushrooms, bacon, eggs, and cheese. It is a delicious make ahead breakfast recipe that is super easy to prepare the night before to bake the next morning.

We love to enjoy a strata recipe often on the weekend and this Mushroom Strata recipe is one of my favorites. I love the earthy flavor of the mushrooms cooked with onions. The bread soaks up the egg batter and bakes up into a custard like casserole and is studded with crispy bacon, swiss, and gruyere cheese.

overhead view of mushroom strata in a casserole dish

What Is A Strata Recipe

Strata is a casserole made with bread, usually an Artisan bread, that is soaked in an egg custard overnight. When baked, it will puff up nicely. It is very similar to a bread pudding, only it is savory. Strata recipes can be flavored in many differents vegetables, meats, and cheeses and are great breakfast casserole to make ahead and serve for special occasions or on the weekend.

What You Need To Make This Mushroom Strata Recipe

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Artisan bread (such as ciabatta)

Fresh mushroom slices

Onion

Pre-cooked Bacon

Large Eggs

2 quart casserole dish

Hand whisk

Cheese

Tips and Substitutions

  • Be sure to use an artisan bread. This is a bread that has a short shelf life, that is sold unpackaged and usually consumed the same day. Ciabatta is a good choice for this recipe.
  • Try using this umami seasoning blend when cooking the mushrooms and onions. It adds a ton of flavor and a tiny kick of spice!
  • Use a thick cut bacon for a firmer and meatier cut of bacon. I like to use my kitchen shears to cut the bacon into bite sized pieces.
  • Substitute cooked hot sausage or breakfast sausage for the bacon.
  • Use broccoli or carrots in place of the mushrooms.
  • Add 2 cloves of garlic with the mushroom and onion mixture.
  • Substitute cheddar, mozzarella, or colby cheese for the swiss and gruyere

Other Breakfast Casseroles To Make

Blueberry Strawberry French Toast Casserole

Cheese Blintzes

Make Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

Overnight French Toast Casserole

Single Serving Breakfast Casserole

Swiss Tomato Sausage Strata

a serving of strata on a plate with the casserole in the background

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overhead view of mushroom strata recipe in a casserole dish

Mushroom Strata Recipe

A savory breakfast casserole that is made the day before and allowed to sit overnight. Flavored with mushrooms, onions, bacon, and cheese.
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Course: Breakfast & Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Breakfast Casserole, Mushroom Strata, Strata Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Calories: 409kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces Artisan Bread cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 lb mushroom slices
  • 3/4 cup swiss cheese shredded
  • 3/4 cup gruyere cheese shredded
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 3 cups 1% milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Arrange the bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly toasted. Transfer bread cubes in to a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
    bread cubes on baking tray
  • Melt the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and mushrooms to the skillet. Saute for 10 minutes, or until liquid evaporates and vegetables are tender.
    mushrooms and onions in skillet
  • Transfer the mushroom and onion mixture to the bread. Toss to combine. Arrange half of the bread mixture in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle half of the cheese and half of the bacon over top of first layer. Top with remaining bread mixture, cheese, and bacon. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, thyme, salt, and pepper until thoroughly combined. Pour the milk mixture over the bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours.
    all layers of the strata assembled
  • Preheat oven to the oven to 350 degrees.Remove the strata from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Bake the strata, covered, 30 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes or until set. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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Notes

Tips and Substitutions

  • Be sure to use an artisan bread. This is a bread that has a short shelf life, that is sold unpackaged and usually consumed the same day. Ciabatta is a good choice for this recipe.
  • Try using this umami seasoning blend when cooking the mushrooms and onions. It adds a ton of flavor and a tiny kick of spice!
  • Use a thick cut bacon for a firmer and meatier cut of bacon. I like to use my kitchen shears to cut the bacon into bite sized pieces.
  • Substitute cooked hot sausage or breakfast sausage for the bacon.
  • Use broccoli or carrots in place of the mushrooms.
  • Add 2 cloves of garlic with the mushroom and onion mixture.
  • Substitute cheddar, mozzarella, or colby cheese for the swiss and gruyere

Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 731IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 344mg | Iron: 1mg

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

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