Print Options

Back to Cheesy Leek Strata >

Include these items:

Taste of Home Logo

Cheesy Leek Strata

 Cheesy Leek Strata
The leeks and sourdough bread cubes make this a delectable variation of strata. —Janet Briggs
9-12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (1 pound) sourdough bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 small leeks (white portion only), chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 Eggland's Best Eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray, layer half
  • of the bread cubes, half of the leeks and half of the red pepper,
  • 3/4 cup Swiss cheese and 3/4 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layers once.
  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, beer, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour
  • over cheese. Cover with plastic wrap. Weigh strata down with a
  • slightly smaller baking dish. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or
  • overnight.
  • Remove strata from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before

2 of 2

Cheesy Leek Strata (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cutting. Yield: 9-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 296 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 175 mg cholesterol, 465 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.