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Hearty Pepper Strata

 Hearty Pepper Strata
Here's a hefty, make-ahead strata that's as satisfying and delicious for dinner as it is for breakfast. You'll want to give this test kitchen recipe a try!
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 9 slices whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 1 package (14 ounces) frozen pepper strips
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 eggs
  • 8 egg whites
  • 2-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place bread cubes in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking
  • spray; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute the peppers, mushrooms and onion in oil
  • until tender. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, milk,
  • cheese, salt, pepper and vegetable mixture; pour over the top. Cover
  • and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before
  • cutting. Yield: 8 servings.

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Hearty Pepper Strata (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 283 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 228 mg cholesterol, 546 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.