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Simple Strata

Simple StrataThis easy, make-ahead dish can be served as the entrée for breakfast, brunch or supper. Eggs provide one of the highest-quality proteins of any food available.

Recipe Ingredients:

Cooking spray
6 slices day-old bread
1 to 2 cups chopped cooked vegetables (your choice)
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
6 large eggs
1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves, crushed
Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Evenly coat 8x8x2-inch (or 2-quart rectangular) baking dish with spray. Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Evenly sprinkle half of the cubes into prepared dish. Sprinkle vegetables and cheese over cubes. Sprinkle remaining cubes over vegetables and cheese.
  2. In medium bowl, beat together eggs, soup, milk, mustard, basil, salt and pepper. Pour over bread and vegetable mixture. Cover. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  3. Bake in preheated 350°F (175°C) oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean and top is golden brown, about 50 to 60 minutes.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the American Egg Board (AEB) and Egg Nutrition Center (ENC).