Southwestern Breakfast Strata

Southwestern Breakfast Strata


This quick and easy Southwestern Breakfast Strata is a great way to start your day!


7 slices Artisan Baker White Bread
1 jalapeno, de-seeded and finely diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1/2 cup mushroom caps, finely chopped
1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
6 oz cooked turkey breakfast sausage, roughly chopped
1 + 1/3 cups cheddar, shredded
1/4 cup green onions, finely chopped
1 + 1/2 cups egg whites
4-5 eggs
1/2 cup milk
6-8 drops hot sauce (Crystal or Tabasco)
a little bit of sea salt
a little bit of black pepper
butter to grease


  • Grease an 8” x 10” casserole dish well with either vegetable cooking spray or butter and set aside.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Arrange the cubed bread chunks evenly in the bottom of the prepared dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine the jalapeno, finely chopped red bell pepper, mushrooms, red onion and breakfast sausage chunks and still gently to mix well.
  • Add all of this mixture on top of the bread cubes in the dish and make sure all is evenly distributed.
  • In a blender combine the liquid egg whites, the whole eggs, milk, hot sauce and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Blend on high for a minute or so until all is well mixed, frothy and fluffy.
  • Pour this egg mixture over the cubed bread and veggies in the dish being sure to cover all as evenly as possible. Take a spatula and pat the bread down a bit to ensure each bread cube is saturated with the egg mixture.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese all over the top and bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown and all the egg mixture and center are cooked through.
  • After the baking time remove from oven and let cool a few minutes. Scatter the green onions all over the top, slice into 12’ths and serve. This Strata can be enjoyed either warm or cold.