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Broccoli Cheddar Strata|Craving Something Healthy

Broccoli Cheddar Strata

Servings 6 servings


  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced thin
  • 1/2 loaf ciabatta bread cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 5 oz sharp cheddar grated
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper


  • Spray an 8-inch casserole dish and set aside.
  • Place broccoli in a microwave safe bowl, add 2 Tbs water, cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 2 minutes or until tender.
  • Heat oil in a sauté pan on medium-high heat, and add onions and a pinch or two of salt. Saute onions until golden, about 7-10 minutes. Drain broccoli and add to the pan and stir well with onions. Remove from heat.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, any remaining salt, and pepper.
  • Line casserole dish with one-third of the bread, top with onion-broccoli mixture, and then one-third of the cheese.
  • Repeat with another one-third of the bread, the remaining broccoli-onion mixture, and another one-third of the cheese.
  • Lay the remaining bread on top, and pour egg mixture over all, pressing down with a spatula so that eggs and milk are absorbed. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Let the casserole sit for 10-15 minutes, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake strata, covered with foil, for 30 minutes, and then remove foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until cheese is golden.
  • Let casserole sit for a few minutes before serving.


Recipe inspired by Simply Recipes.
If desired, you can assemble this up to 8-10 hours ahead, refrigerate, and bake before serving.
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