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The best hostess gift to give for the holidays – overnight breakfast strata

The best hostess gift idea to give for the holidays - overnight breakfast strata. Aluminum baking tray with printable gift tag and ribbon

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The holidays are upon us and no one likes to show up empty handed am I right? This is the best hostess gift to give for the holidays, my overnight breakfast strata. Not only is it extremely thoughtful for your hostess, but it’s super easy to put  together and is the only thing I will give from now on. All they have to do is simply bake and enjoy!

I’m sharing my recipe below and my printable gift tag.


The Best Hostess Gift For The Holidays

Now I would never turn down a bottle of wine, chocolates, nice candle or truly anything that someone thought to bring me. But if you’ve ever hosted a party or event before the holidays, we all know it can be stressful. The next day my house usually looks like a tornado blew through and I’m usually exhausted from all the party prep and the fun. Showing up at someone’s door with a ready to bake breakfast for the next day will be a welcome surprise for your hostess and her family.

To make this hostess gift you will need:

  • Disposable 9×13 baking dish
  • Ingredients for the Overnight Breakfast Strata
  • Ribbon
  • Copy of my printable (make sure you’re a subscriber so you have access to my printable library) or a handwritten note.

Prepare the overnight strata in a disposable pan according to recipe. Cover with aluminum foil.

NOTE – Do not deliver this baked. Give to your hostess chilled and have them place in the fridge so that they just pop in the oven the next morning 🙂

Add some ribbon and a little thank you note.

You can absolutely write your own. I printed up this cute little note including the recipe for my overnight breakfast strata for if your hostess decides to return the favor one day or make again for her family. And trust me, they will! This recipe is soooo good!

Click here to go to my printable library and download the printable! (Password in your email from me)

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The best hostess gift idea for the holidays - overnight breakfast strata. Thank you tag that says "Something special just for you to make the next morning a little easier"

the best hostess gift to give for the holidays - overnight breakfast strata. Recipe card

thank you cards with kraft paper envelope red white and green velvet Christmas ribbon

Overnight Breakfast Strata


  • 12 eggs
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 1 cup chives, chopped
  • 1 cup red peppers, diced
  • 1 loaf french bread, torn into pieces
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder, ground mustard to taste

The best hostess gift to give for the holdiays - overnight breakfast strata. Disposable baking dish, eggs, loaf of bread


1.) Grease the inside of a disposable 9×13 baking dish.

2.) In a large bowl, beat together eggs, half and half, cheeses, ham, chives, peppers and seasonings.

3.) Place the torn bread chunks into the baking dish.

4.) Pour the egg mixture over the bread and use a spatula to fold the bread on top so it is evenly covered.

The best hostess gift to give for the holidays overnight breakfast strata. Bowl of mixed eggs, cheese about to pour into pan of torn french bread.

The best hostess gift to give for the holidays - overnight breakfast strata. All strata ingredients in a baking dish to chill in refrigerator.

5.) Cover with aluminum foil and chill. Allow the strata to chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour prior to baking.

6.) When ready, bake at 350 degrees F, uncovered for about 50 minutes or until golden brown.

The best hostess gift to give for the holidays, overnight breakfast strata.


For more handmade gift ideas check out

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My homemade Irish Cream

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The only hostess gift you will make from now on and for the holidays overnight breakfast strata


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  • Reply
    Teresa Dankerlui
    November 17, 2023 at 6:12 am

    Nice topic.

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    November 17, 2023 at 8:08 am

    This is a lovely idea, and it looks super delicious!

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    Wendy McMonigle
    November 17, 2023 at 11:32 am

    I love this idea.

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      November 17, 2023 at 1:01 pm

      Thank you Wendy I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 17, 2023 at 3:14 pm

    Homemade gifts are the best gifts! I would love someone to make me Christmas breakfast!

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    Spicy Rocking Chair
    November 20, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Anything to make life easier for the hostess, is a fabulous idea… Probably the best gift you can give. The strata looks delicious 🙂

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    Miz Helen
    November 21, 2023 at 6:45 am

    Hi Nicolle,
    Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday, 669 Thanksgiving Edition. Thanks so much for sharing at the party with us, we will hope to see you again real soon! Wishing you and your family a bountiful Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

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      November 21, 2023 at 11:44 am

      oh my goodness thank you so much!

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    Joanne Viola
    November 22, 2023 at 6:57 am

    Overnight breakfast strata’s are the best! I have a recipe I have been making every Christmas morning. It’s slightly different. I am going to need to give this one a try 🙂

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    Lisa Brittain
    November 24, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    What an excellent idea! Thank you for sharing.

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    Linda Primmer
    November 26, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Such a loving gift to give for Christmas. I love making Breakfast Strata. I am happy to feature your loving gift idea at love Your Creativity,

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