Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 55 mins

Inspired by Louisvilleā€™s famous sandwich, the Hot Brown.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1 -1 1/4 lb) country bread (1 loaf) or 1 (1 -1 1/4 lb) sourdough bread, crusts removed if thick (1 loaf)
  • 6 ounces chopped smoked turkey or 6 ounces roast turkey
  • 6 ounces bacon, finely chopped and cooked crisp
  • 1 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 34 lb cheddar cheese, grated (medium or sharp)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk or 2 cups half-and-half
  • 12 teaspoon dried sage (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 18-14 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Oil or butter a deep 9- or 10-inch baking dish.
  2. Slice the bread about ½-inch thick; arrange 3 equal alternating layers of the bread, turkey, bacon, tomato, and cheese in the baking dish.
  3. Cut or tear the bread slices if needed to make snug layers.
  4. In a bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk, sage, salt, and cayenne.
  5. Pour the liquid mixture over the bread mixture.
  6. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to overnight.
  7. Remove the strata from the refrigerator 20-30 minutes before you plan to bake it.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°; bake the strata for 50-55 minutes until puffed, golden brown, and lightly set in the center; serve hot.


Most Helpful

My family and I thought it was alright. Not as much as flavor as we would have liked.

Crystal W January 08, 2007

This recipe was just excellent! I had trouble finding sourdough bread around for some reason but I found a small baguette and halved the recipe to compensate. I made this as my Christmas morning breakfast and hubby and I just adore it! It is easy to make, tastes delicious, refrigerates and reheats very well! Thanks for a great recipe!

Krista Smith December 27, 2006

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