Vegetable Strata Recipe

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I’ve mentioned several times that in our house we love a good holiday breakfast or brunch. We are huge fans of breakfast casseroles and bakes to get the job done. Last year my recipe for Christmas Morning Casserole went a little bit internet bonkers.

So did this Bacon Spinach Breakfast Casserole, which is really a bacon spinach strata. I thought that for this holiday season it would be fun to follow those same lines and make a breakfast dish that could also double as a side at your holiday table.

So I made this Veggie Strata that is LOADED with hearty vegetables. There are roasted sweet potatoes and onions. Red and yellow bell peppers. Chopped fresh spinach. Mushrooms!!! All tossed with thick, crusty pieces of sourdough, milk, eggs, and fontina cheese. It’s a casserole dream.

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You can make this one ahead of time in a couple of ways — toss all the ingredients together, pour the milk/egg/cheese mixture over the top, and let it sit overnight in the fridge. OR!! You can toss all the ingredients together and then let them sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, take just 1 or 2 minutes to mix up the eggs/cheese/milk, pour it over the top, and then bake.

I opted for the second way, which lets the bread pieces dry out in the fridge overnight. The first way bakes up almost like a bread pudding. The bread, eggs, and milk all work together to dish out in a sort of firm custard casserole way. The second way keeps the bread and vegetables in definitive pieces, with the eggs baking up all around. The top bread pieces still have some toasty oven crunch. That way is my favorite.

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Of course, you don’t have to make this dish ahead of time at all. Everything can be put together the day of and baked to yield totally delicious results.

If you love a good strata or breakfast bake recipe, you should also definitely check out this Sausage Strata Recipe or this Crescent Roll Breakfast Bake Recipe

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Vegetable Strata Recipe

Heather Tullos
Vegetable Strata is a perfect side for Thanksgiving or any holiday table. Plus, it can double as breakfast leftovers!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 10 1 slice
Calories 404.6 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Roasted Sweet Potato diced (you can opt for a pre-cooked frozen version, roast some ahead of time, or use leftovers!)
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper diced into 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper diced into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 Sliced Mushrooms
  • 6 Sourdough Bread cut into 1 1/2″ cubes
  • 6 Egg
  • 2 Milk
  • 2 Shredded Fontina Cheese divided
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9 X 13 baking dish or equally large casserole dish.
  • Toss together the sweet potatoes, onions, red and yellow peppers, mushrooms, and bread cubes. Fill the prepared pan with the bread and veggies.
  • Whisk together the milk, eggs, and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Pour it over the bread and veggies.
  • Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese and bake for 45 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 404.6kcalCarbohydrates: 51.3gProtein: 16.5gFat: 10.4gSaturated Fat: 4.4gSodium: 547.3mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 4.7g
Keyword Baked, Baking, Cheese, Eggs, Holidays, Side Dishes, Sides to Share, Thanksgiving, Vegetables
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