Strata is a casserole made from eggs and bread, and can also incorporate hash browns and, if desired, meat. Strata is also known as a breakfast casserole and is a great option to serve for brunch.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 8–10
- 1 loaf Italian bread
- 1–2 cups grated Cheddar cheese, to taste
- 2 cups fresh broccoli, cooked
- 1 stick butter
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons minced onion
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
- Dash red pepper
- Dash paprika
Prepare a 9″ × 13″ casserole dish for freezing according to the casserole method. Slice Italian bread into 1″ slices.
Line the bottom of the dish with a layer of bread. Layer cheese, then broccoli on top of bread.
In a saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Add egg mixture and remaining ingredients to butter and mix well.
Slowly pour egg mixture over the top of the casserole. Wrap well according to casserole method and freeze.
Following the casserole method, defrost casserole in the refrigerator overnight. Bake for 45 minutes–1 hour at 350°F, or until the eggs are cooked and a knife inserted into the middle of the dish comes out clean.
Calories: 745 | Fat: 51g | Protein: 31g | Sodium: 1287mg | Carbohydrates: 42g | Fiber: 3g