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Veggie-Packed Strata

This is a wonderful, colorful casserole that everyone enjoys. I'm sure you'll be hooked on it after one bite, too. —Jennifer Unsell, Vance, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour 20 minutes + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 8 slices bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 cups), divided
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese


  • In a large skillet, saute peppers and onion in 1 tablespoon oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain; pat dry and set aside. In the same skillet, saute the yellow squash, zucchini and mushrooms in remaining 2 tablespoons oil until tender. Drain; pat dry and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cream, salt and pepper until smooth. Beat in eggs. Stir in vegetables, half of the bread cubes and Swiss cheese. Arrange the remaining bread cubes in a greased 10-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Pour egg mixture into pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, until set and a thermometer reads 160°, 80-95 minutes. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving. Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides. Cut into wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 453 calories, 31g fat (15g saturated fat), 202mg cholesterol, 938mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.
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  • Hanna
    Sep 7, 2020

    This was not as heavy as other stratas I have had. I used Italian bread and added some pieces of deli ham. Very good. I had n *1/2 spring form pan so I reduced the ingredients by a third. Will definitely make it again.

  • Tamara
    Jul 27, 2017

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  • jvaliante
    Apr 18, 2016

    It's been a while since I made this,am definitely making again soon,I'm not a mushroom fan so I used thinly sliced white potatoes, twice.Got rave reviews,both times, looks just like the picture,very impressive looking.It takes a little more time than 15 mins,and I think it had to cook a little longer but it's worth it,even the vegetable haters liked it,I did use a little more bread the second time I made this,just like 2 or 3 slices more.

  • teri396
    May 27, 2012

    Also, used two heals of GF bread. It was all I had.

  • teri396
    May 27, 2012

    This took longer than 5 min to prep, but it was very very good. I also had to cook it loner than stated, by about 20 mins.

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    Jul 25, 2008

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