Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Vegetable-Cheddar Stata

This is an All You recipe. Start this one the night before, so all you have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning. ENJOY!!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 scallions, white and light-green parts only, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, chopped
  • 5 whole-wheat English muffins, split, toasted and quartered
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce, optional


1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm oil. Add scallions, sprinkle with salt and sauté until tender, about 2 minutes. Add garlic, bell pepper and broccoli; cook, stirring often, until all vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

2. Mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange English muffin pieces on bottom of dish, cut sides up. Scatter vegetable mixture over muffins, and sprinkle with 2 cups cheese.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, mustard and hot sauce, if desired; season generously with salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture evenly over mixture in baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

4. Let strata stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 375ºF; line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish and cover with foil. Place dish on baking sheet; bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese; bake until golden and just set in center, 20 to 30 minutes longer. Let stand on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving.

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