Discover the joy of easy, delicious mornings with these Breakfast Strata Cups! Perfect for quick meal prep, these individual servings of egg, cheese, sausage, and freshveggies are a delightful twist on traditional breakfast recipes. Ideal for brunch parties or a family-friendly breakfast, these strata cups are not just tasty but also a visually appealing way to start your day.
I’m not sure what it is about breakfast foods, but I just love them. BRING ON the pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, bacon, eggs, etc.! In this post, I wanted to introduce you to a new recipe, my Breakfast Strata Cups!
Strata is typically made in a large 9×13 pan, but because I think individual portions feel so much more special, I baked mine in individual ramekins. (My ramekins were 8 ounces each.) Isn’t the presentation beautiful?
I believe I found these particular ramekins at HomeGoods. While I tried to find a link for them online, I was unsuccessful. However, here are a few cute options worth of your mini strata!
- Honeycomb Ramekins – unique pattern
- Gridline Ramekins – love the design
- Round Soufflé Dishes – classic design
- Ramekin with Handles – available in colors and love the handles
As you can imagine, the flavor combinations are almost endless. For my breakfast strata recipe below, I used sausage, cheddar cheese, red bell pepper, and green onion, but feel free to use what you like or what you have on hand.
I like to serve my Breakfast Strata Cups with a side of fruit, orange juice, and coffee and tea to make a complete breakfast. Want more delicious breakfast / brunch recipes? I created a collection with all of my favorites! You can find those HERE.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Versatile and Customizable: Whether you’re a meat-lover or prefer veggies, these strata cups are a dream. You can easily swap out the sausage for your favorite protein or add in more of your favorite veggies. It’s your breakfast, your way!
- Great for Any Occasion: Whether it’s a lazy Sunday brunch or you’re hosting a fancy breakfast party, these strata cups fit in seamlessly. They’re as perfect for a cozy family breakfast as they are for impressing guests.
- They Are So Easy: f you think making a fancy breakfast is time-consuming, think again! This recipe is straightforward, with minimal prep time. Plus, baking in ramekins means no messy clean-up. These strata cups can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated overnight. Just pop them in the oven when you’re ready to bake. Easy and efficient!
- Nutrition Packed: With the goodness of eggs, protein from the sausage, and a variety of veggies, these cups are not just tasty but also a balanced meal to start your day.
Have I convinced you to give this unique breakfast strata recipe a try? I sure hope so. Let’s whip them up!
To make these breakfast strata cups, you’ll need a few simple ingredients. Here’s what to gather:
- heavy cream
- dry mustard
- Italian herbs
- salt and pepper
- cubed Italian or French bread
- ground pork sausage
- shredded cheddar cheese
- red pepper
- green onions
- chopped chives
As I mentioned above, one of the best parts about this recipe is that you can adjust the filling ingredients to whatever you love best!
How to Make
Once you’ve gathered all of your ingredients, you’re ready to make and bake these adorable mini strata. I’ll walk you through the easy steps below. I’ve also provided a full ingredient list and detailed instructions in the printable recipe card below.
- Make the egg custard by whisking together the eggs, heavy cream, dry mustard, herbs, and spices.
- Fill the ramekins with the bread, sausage, cheese, and vegetables.
- Pour in the custard to fill the ramekins about 3/4th of the way full.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve immediately with a garnish of chopped chives.
Honestly, it’s really that simple and the results are not only delicious but they make a beautiful presentation too!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is typically in strata?
You might be wondering, what is strata anyway? Strata is basically an egg casserole made with bread. It’s typically a combination of bread, eggs, cream, meat, cheese, and vegetables.
Can I make these Breakfast Strata Cups ahead of time?
Absolutely! You can assemble the strata cups a day in advance and store them in the refrigerator. When you’re ready, just bake them according to the recipe instructions. It’s a fantastic way to save time, especially if you’re planning for a brunch gathering.
Can these strata cups be frozen?
Yes! These strata cups freeze beautifully. Just make sure that your ramekins are freezer/microwave safe. You can reheat the strata cups in the microwave at 30-second intervals until warmed through.
What size ramekins work best for this recipe?
I recommend using 6 to 8-ounce ramekins for the perfect individual serving size. This size is ideal for ensuring that each strata cup cooks evenly and is just the right portion for one person.
How do I know when the Strata Cups are done baking?
The strata cups are done when they are puffed up and golden brown on top. You can insert a knife in the center of a cup, and if it comes out clean, they’re ready to be enjoyed!
Want more of my best breakfast recipes? Try these:
- Mini Pancake Stacks
- The BEST Quick Bread Recipes
- Blueberry Cake
- Cinnamon Roll Bread
- Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
I certainly hope you enjoy these as much as I do. After making them, I’d love it if you would come back to the blog to leave a comment and a five-star rating. Thank you in advance. Enjoy!
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Breakfast Strata Cups
- Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Spray four oven-safe ramekins with cooking spray.
- Whisk together the egg custard. Set aside.
- Fill each ramekin with your fillings. Mix to evenly distribute the ingredients.
- Pour the egg batter evenly into each ramekin until about 3/4th of the way full. Place the filled ramekins onto a baking tray.
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
- Garnish with chopped chives and serve immediately.
- My ramekins are 8 ounces each.
- This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to make additional strata cups.
- While I used cheddar cheese, sausage, red pepper, and onion, you can use any combination of ingredients and toppings you like best.