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Hash Brown Strata

Hash Brown StrataA strata (Italian for 'layered') is an egg-and-bread casserole. In this extra-easy version, frozen hash browns make a timesaving substitute for the bread.

Recipe Ingredients:

Nonstick cooking spray
2 cups loose-pack frozen diced hash brown potatoes with onion and peppers
1 cup broccoli florets
1/3 cup finely chopped turkey bacon or turkey ham (about 2-ounces)
1/3 cup evaporated fat-free milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 (8-ounce) cartons refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (2-ounces)
1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

  1. Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange hash brown potatoes and broccoli in bottom of the prepared baking dish; top with turkey bacon. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl gradually stir milk into flour. Stir in egg product, half of the cheese, the basil, black pepper, and salt. Pour egg mixture over potato mixture.
  3. Bake in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes. If desired, garnish with additional fresh basil.

Makes 6 servings.

Make-Ahead Tip: Assemble strata as above but do not bake. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. To serve, uncover and bake as above.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): 152, total fat: 4g, saturated fat: 0g, monounsaturated fat: 0g, cholesterol: 14mg, sodium: 407mg, carbohydrate: 14g, total sugar: 1g, fiber: 0g, protein: 13g, vitamin C: 17%, calcium: 14%, iron: 10%

Recipe provided by Better Homes and Gardens - BHG.com a member of the Home and Family Network for the best of cooking, gardening, decorating and more. © 2003 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.