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Chili Cheese Strata Recipe

Chili Cheese Strata Recipe

This do-ahead casserole has a south-of-the-border flavor. Adjust the chilies and salsa to suit your tastes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (12 ounces) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup salsa verde or 4 ounces chopped green chilies and 1/2 cup salsa, combined
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups milk or half-and-half cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Directions

  • 1. Place bread cubes evenly in a greased 2-qt. shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Pour salsa over cheese; set aside. In a blender, combine eggs, soup, milk, onion and Worcestershire sauce; pour over bread mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 327 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 149 mg cholesterol, 952 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.