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Vegetable-Cheese Strata

This recipe got rave reviews at the Carpenter=s Way Baptist Church Christmas brunch. The red and green peppers make it perfect for Christmas morning!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, strata, vegetables
Servings 9 servings

Equipment

  • 9x13 baking dish

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2/3 cup diced green onions
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into thin strips
  • 7 1/2 cups 1-inch Italian bread cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 9 large eggs
  • 2 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 /2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce

Instructions

  • Saute onions in hot oil in a skillet until tender; stir in bell pepper. Cook, stirring often, 10 minutes.
  • Spread half of bread cubes in lightly greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Top with half of vegetable mixture and sprinkle with 1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese and half of Parmesan cheese.. Repeat layers. Whisk together eggs and next 5 ingredients; pour over strata. Cover and chill 8 hours. Remove from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes . Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes or until set.