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The Breakfast Strata
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 3 hours 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 3 hours 30 minutes
2 tsp unsalted butter
2 c chopped onion
1 Tbsp sugar
4 c broccoli florets
½ tsp dried basil
½ tsp dried oregano
⅓ c water
12 slices multigrain bread, halved diagonally
2 oz reduced-fat Swiss cheese, shredded
½ c grated Parmesan cheese
5 eggs, lightly beaten
3 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 c fat-free milk
2 Tbsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1. MELT the butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sugar; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion browns, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the broccoli, basil, and oregano. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bright green, about 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in the water and cook until evaporated, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
2. COAT an 11" x 7" baking dish with cooking spray and arrange one-half of the bread in the bottom with all the triangles facing the same direction. Spread the broccoli mixture over the bread in a single layer, then top with the Swiss and Parmesan cheeses. Arrange the remaining bread in the dish with the triangles facing in the opposite direction. In a bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the bread; press on the bread to help absorb the milk mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
3. PREHEAT the oven to 350ºF. Bake the strata uncovered for 55 to 60 minutes, or until puffed, golden, and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
NUTRITION (per serving) 273 cals, 8.5 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 480 mg sodium, 32 g carbs, 18 g total sugars, 7.5 g dietary fiber, 19 g protein
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