This savory bread pudding is perfect as a satisfying, low-fat comfort food.
teaspoon vegetable oil
tablespoons onion, chopped
slices caraway-dill cocktail rye bread, cubed (2 cups)
cup shredded fat-free Swiss cheese (2 ounces)
cup diced smoked chicken or turkey, if desired
cup fat-free cholesterol-free egg product or 3 egg whites
cup low-fat milk
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.
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.
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.
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 PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- 2 g
- Saturated Fat
- 1 g
- 5 mg
- 460 mg
- Total Carbohydrate
- 27 g
- Dietary Fiber
- 3 g
- 22 g
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:2 Starch; 2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.