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Basil Breakfast Strata

Prepared basil pesto packs a punch—and adds a touch of color—in a make-ahead egg casserole.

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

6
eggs
3 1/2
cups milk
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
8
cups 1-inch cubes French bread
2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1/4
cup basil pesto
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese (2 oz)

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In large bowl, beat eggs with wire whisk until foamy. Beat in milk until blended; beat in salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • 2 Place bread cubes in baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Pour egg mixture over top, pressing lightly to moisten bread. Using spoon, swirl pesto through mixture. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Remove plastic wrap; bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until strata is puffed and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Cut into squares.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Serve Basil Breakfast Strata and the Kielbasa Kabobs together. Both can go in the oven together; they each bake for the same amount of time.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
125mg
125%;
Sodium
600mg
600%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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