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Sunday Brunch Strata Recipe
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Sunday Brunch Strata Recipe

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Hearty and fresh-tasting, this classic strata makes a wonderful breakfast dish. —Sonya Labbe, Santa Monica, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, cubed
  • 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 eggs
  • 8 egg whites
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2/3 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 277 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 228 mg cholesterol, 644 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 22 g protein.


  1. Place bread cubes in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, egg whites, milk, spinach, cheeses, mustard, salt, nutmeg, pepper and mushroom mixture; pour over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Sunday Brunch Strata in Healthy Cooking October/November 2010, p43

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"soggy bread"

Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"This was not great. It lacked flavour. I might try making it again with a stronger cheese and definitely some more salt."

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

"Question that came to me while reading this recipe and all others that ask for squeezing the water out of frozen spinach. I am surprised the industry has not made a freeze dried spinach for recipes that use spinach. Just a thought......"

Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"This was very tasty. I made it the night before and had it for dinner the next night, it was handy to be able to do that. Served with Turkey Sage Sausage recipe in the same issue, very yummy."

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2010

"This was just "okay" to our family, certainly not impressed with it. There are so many breakfast casserole recipes available -- I will choose others over this one. We thought it had too much bread, for one thing. Also, consider it more than 8 servings!"

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