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Savory Salami Strata Recipe

The mild Italian flavor makes this dish a great choice for a brunch. I served it at my daughter's First Communion celebration. The wonderful aroma greeted guests as they came in the house.—Peggy Nelson, Webster, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • Butter, softened
  • 16 slices bread, crusts removed
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 8 slices salami or pepperoni
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Directions

  • 1. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place eight slices buttered side up in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Set aside 1 tablespoon each of the tomato and green pepper. Layer with salami, cheese, remaining tomato and green pepper. Top with remaining bread.
  • 2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, basil, salt and Italian seasoning. Pour over bread. Sprinkle with reserved tomatoes and green pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  • 3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 294 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 203 mg cholesterol, 653 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.