Manitoba Strata Recipe | Dairy Farmers of Manitoba

Manitoba Strata


30 min.


30 min.

Serving Size

4-6 servings

Great Tastes of Manitoba 2016-17


  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter
  • 1 cup (~1 cup/250 mL) onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups (500 mL) zucchini, cut into ¼
  • 1 can (250 mL) sliced mushrooms
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups (500 mL) milk
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard or honey mustard
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil (OR 1 Tbsp minced fresh basil)
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper
  • 6 (1.5 L) rye bread, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces (~10 slices of bread)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) diced cooked farmer sausage (350 g)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Cheddar Cheese, divided
  • ½ cup (125 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved


1. Grease a 13 x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish.
2. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter, then sauté onions, garlic, zucchini and mushrooms until soft, about 10 minutes.
3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until blended; whisk in milk, mustard, basil and pepper. Place cubed bread into another large bowl. To the bread, add zucchini and mushroom mixture, farmer sausage, ½ cup (125 mL) cheese, and toss gently to combine. Pour milk and egg mixture over bread mixture and mix to combine. Spread in a prepared baking dish. Evenly distribute tomato halves over the dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hrs or up to 1 day.
4. To serve, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).
5. Uncover the baking dish and bake for about 30-45 minutes or until puffed and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5-10 min before serving.


Nutrition Information

Per Serving: 27 g protein;
340 mg (34% DV) calcium;
478 calories; 27 g fat; 31 g carbohydrate; 4.2 g fiber; 900 mg sodium


  • To make individual portions of our Manitoba Strata Muffins, click here for the recipe and directions
  • While it is best to refrigerate overnight to give the bread time to absorb the milk and egg mixture, this recipe still turns out great if cooked immediately.
  • To cook immediately, allow the combined ingredients to sit for 15 minutes before baking.