This quick egg dish uses croutons instead of a pastry crust.
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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 3/4 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
8 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
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 1 cup 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.
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Not fond of zucchini so may try it with broccoli this Sunday. Sounds delicious and easy.
Wow !!! Those were the comments I received for this strada. I added a package of sweet italial sausage, and some italian sesonings. I found fresh made italian croutons and doubled the amt called for. It was soo good that I made it 2 days in a row. My husband took it the first day to work, and I made if for my office the next. This was my first recipe I have tried from this site. Can't wait to dazzle the office folks again!
I made this for brunch and it got great reviews! Thanks for sharing
Mixing up an egg bake is the easiest way to serve a savory brunch to a crowd. With a few simple additions, you can make brunch with your favorite Mediterranean, Mexican or Italian flavors.