Cheddar Strata with Grilled Onions

Rye bread, tomatoes and grilled onions baked under a layer of Cheddar cheese and eggs.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 23 min
  • Servings 0

1
teaspoon vegetable oil
2
medium onions, sliced
8
slices rye bread
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
1
large tomato, seeded and coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1 1/2
cups milk
4
eggs

  • 1 Heat oven to 300ºF. Spray square baking dish, 8x8x2 inches, with cooking spray. Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onions in oil 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown; remove from heat.
  • 2 Trim crusts from bread. Spread mustard on 1 side of each bread slice. Arrange 4 slices, mustard sides up, in baking dish. Layer 1 cup of the cheese, the tomato and onions on bread. Place remaining bread, mustard sides down, on onions. Beat milk and eggs until well blended. Pour evenly over bread.
  • 3 Bake uncovered about 1 hour or until center is set and bread is golden brown. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Expert Tips

A strata is typically a casserole-type dish of prepared bread that is seasoned, topped with meat or vegetables and baked under a layer of beaten eggs and cheese.

Company coming? Assemble and refrigerate this dish up to 24 hours before baking, and you'll eliminate the last-minute rush.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
295
(
Calories from Fat
145 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16 g
16 %
(Saturated Fat
8 g,
8 %
),
Cholesterol
175 mg
175 %;
Sodium
540 mg
540 %;
Total Carbohydrate
25 g
25 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
17 g
17 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
28%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.