Cheesy Vegetable Strata

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Ingredients

8
slices firm bread
1
bag (1 lb) frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower, thawed, drained
2 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (10 oz)
8
eggs, slightly beaten
4
cups milk
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon ground mustard
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

Directions

Directions

  • 1 Cut each bread slice diagonally into 4 triangles. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, arrange half of bread triangles. Top with thawed vegetables. Sprinkle with 2 cups of the cheese. Top with remaining bread.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat remaining ingredients with wire whisk until blended; pour over bread. Cover tightly with foil; refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 325ºF. Bake covered 30 minutes. Uncover; bake about 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

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Tips

Expert Tips

On the side, try vegetarian bacon, sausage patties or sausage links; they're widely available and taste just like their animal protein counterparts!

Cheesy Vegetable-Ham Strata: Sprinkle 1 cup chopped fully cooked smoked turkey ham over the vegetables in step 1. Decrease the salt to 1/2 teaspoon.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
260mg
86%
Sodium
780mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
9g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.