2 cups Italian-style dried croutons
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 medium (1 cup) zucchini, shredded
1 medium (1 cup) red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with no-stick cooking spray.
Place croutons in bottom of prepared baking dish; top with
cheese, zucchini, red pepper, green onions, tomatoes and remaining cheese.
Whisk together half & half and flour in medium bowl until smooth. Add eggs and salt; continue whisking until well mixed. Pour mixture over vegetables in baking dish. Bake 35-45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Stratas are an Italian dish that is traditionally made with meat and bread. This recipe has taken on a vegetarian version by eliminating the meat. If you wish to have meat in this strata, 1/4 cup chopped pepperoni would be a nice addition.