Swiss Rye Strata

This savory bread pudding is perfect as a satisfying, low-fat comfort food.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 5 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

1/4
teaspoon vegetable oil
2
tablespoons onion, chopped
4
slices caraway-dill cocktail rye bread, cubed (2 cups)
1/2
cup shredded fat-free Swiss cheese (2 ounces)
1/3
cup diced smoked chicken or turkey, if desired
1/2
cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product or 3 egg whites
3/4
cup low-fat milk
1/8
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Spray two 10-ounce oval or round individual casseroles with cooking spray. Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion in oil about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  • 2 Mix onion, bread, cheese and chicken; spoon into casseroles. Beat remaining ingredients with hand beater until blended; pour over bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 325°F. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

A strata is a casserole that’s made by layering bread cubes and cheese, then pouring an egg mixture over the layers.

We’ve used rye bread, but you can use any bread you’d like—just add 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed and 1/4 teaspoon caraway seed to keep the rye flavor.

Skip cooking the fresh onions in oil and use 1 tablespoon instant dried onion instead. Use reduced-fat cheese, white chicken meat only, no-fat milk and no-fat egg substitute.

Cater to individual tastes by varying the bread, cheese and meat in this easy strata.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
20 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 g
2 %
(Saturated Fat
1 g,
1 %
),
Cholesterol
5 mg
5 %;
Sodium
460 mg
460 %;
Total Carbohydrate
27 g
27 %
(Dietary Fiber
3 g
3 %
),
Protein
22 g
22 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
16%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
50%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.