Breakfast Strata Topped With Potato Chips

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 8-12


  • 12
    ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1
    lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 16
    slices hearty white bread, may use less depending on an size
  • 8
    extra large eggs
  • 3
    cups milk, any type
  • 12
    teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1
    cup butter
  • 2
    cups potato chips, crushed, set aside


  • Assemble the night before.
  • Grease pan with a light coat of nonstick cooking spray or butter.
  • Trim the crusts off the bread slices. Butter on one side of bread.
  • Place buttered slices of bread **butter side up on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with all the bacon and cheese.
  • Top with layer of buttered bread slices, butter side up.
  • Beat eggs, milk and mustard together.
  • Pour over bread, gently press slices into the egg mixture to coat. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  • In the morning:
  • One hour before baking, remove from fridge and bring to room temperature. (cuts down on the baking time).
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Bake COVERED for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes remove foil.
  • Continue baking for approximately 10-15 minutes until center is done and top is lightly browned. *check fro doneness like you would a cake.
  • Top with crumbled potato chips, bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Let stand for 5-10 minutes before slicing into squares.
  • NOTES:
  • To halve the recipe, use an 8x8 pan and approx 6-8 slices of bread.
  • 9x12 pan, use approx 12 slices.
  • Large aluminum baking pan, use 18 slices.