Made with bread, eggs, sausage, cheese, and fresh veggies, these Breakfast Strata Cups are individualized servings of a delicious and beautiful breakfast/brunch recipe that you can whip up in no time!
Strata Cups for Breakfast and Brunch
Yes, my friends, we are back in the kitchen making one of my favorite meals of the day: breakfast (or brunch, if you enjoy sleeping in)!
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Have I convinced you to give this unique breakfast strata recipe a try? I sure hope so. Let’s whip them up!
How to Make Single Serving Stratas:
- 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!
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.
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.
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Breakfast Strata Cups
- 6 eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Italian herbs
- pinch salt and pepper
- 2 cups cubed Italian or French bread
- 1/2 pound ground pork sausage - cooked
- 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup chopped red pepper
- 2 green onions - chopped
- chopped chives to garnish
- 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.