Gluten-Free Cheese Strata

This overnight breakfast casserole is perfect for holiday brunches or other festive morning occasions.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 9 hours 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ½ tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 10 slices gluten-free white bread, crusts removed
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped yellow onion
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2½ cups whole milk


  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, dry mustard, and garlic. Spread on the bread slices. Cut the bread slices into thirds.
  • Line the bottom and sides of an ungreased 9" × 13" baking dish with buttered bread thirds, buttered sides down.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the Cheddar cheese, onion, salt, and pepper. Spread evenly over the bread. Top with the remaining bread slices, buttered sides up.
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs and stir in the milk, and then pour over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next morning, heat the oven to 325°F. Bake the strata uncovered for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until puffed and golden brown on top. Let cool for 10–15 minutes before cutting. (The casserole will fall in the middle.)