If you have been reading my blog for a while, it is no secret that I love Saturday morning breakfast. It is my favorite meal to prepare. Everything on Saturday morning moves in a slower pace in our home. I can take my time doing prep work and we definitely take our time eating the meal. It’s that ‘easy morning feeling’ that I love so much. This Strata is a perfect Saturday morning meal.
This weekend Hurricane Nate was in the gulf. Once again, as soon as a storm enters the gulf, to the beach we go. We love watching the waves as they start to roll in and soon crash into the shore. It doesn’t matter what our beach is doing, she is always beautiful.
The Strata I am sharing with you can be for breakfast, lunch or dinner. As a matter of fact, I had it for breakfast one day and for lunch the next day. Leftovers are my friend. I embrace leftovers for life!
This Strata is filled with potatoes, bell pepper, onion, eggs, milk, swiss cheese, and parmesan cheese. It has everything you need for any meal of the day.
I love that I can literally throw this together the night before. The next morning, just pull the dish out of the refrigerator and pop it into the oven. So good, like, really good!
You can use whatever veggies and cheese you have on hand. Strata is a great time to use up all those veggies that are on their last days.
You need this in your life. You need this in your family’s life. You need this because it will make me and Edna, my beloved oven, SMILE!
Jody and Edna
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 large potato, diced
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
- 1 loaf French bread
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
- 8 large eggs
- 3 cups milk
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- Saute onion, bell pepper, and potato in hot oil until tender, about 12 minutes.
- Layer a lightly greased 13 x 9” baking dish with half each of bread cubes, onion, mixture, swiss cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
- Whisk together eggs and next 4 ingredients.
- Pour half of egg mixture evenly over cheeses.
- Repeat layers once.
- Cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned on top and eggs are set in the middle.