Strata is a layered casserole that's made with a mixture of eggs, bread and cheese--it's the ultimate brunch dish! In this version, chunks of French bread soak up the milk and egg mixture and are baked to perfection alongside ham, cheddar and broccoli florets. It's a meal your entire family will love.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In microwave-safe shallow dish, combine broccoli and the water. Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 2 to 3 minutes or just until tender. (Or in covered small saucepan, cook broccoli in small amount of boiling water for 4 to 6 minutes or just until tender.) Drain well; set aside.

  • Layer half of the bread cubes in a greased 2-quart square baking dish. Top with cheese, ham and broccoli; add remaining bread cubes. In bowl, combine milk, egg product, onion, mustard and pepper. Pour egg mixture evenly over the layers in dish. Cover with foil and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Uncover and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

251.9 calories; protein 19.7g 39% DV; carbohydrates 18.2g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 1.1g 5% DV; sugars 4.5g; fat 11.2g 17% DV; saturated fat 6.5g 33% DV; cholesterol 42.2mg 14% DV; vitamin a iu 901.8IU 18% DV; vitamin c 20.5mg 34% DV; folate 72.9mcg 18% DV; calcium 305.6mg 31% DV; iron 2.1mg 12% DV; magnesium 26.2mg 9% DV; potassium 309.9mg 9% DV; sodium 698mg 28% DV.