Wine 'n' Cheese Strata Recipe

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When hosting a shower or brunch, I double this recipe's ingredients and use two 13 x 9 dishes. You don't need many other foods to complete the meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 70 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 70 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 pound day-old Italian bread, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/3 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 ounces salami, coarsely chopped
  • 8 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine or water
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 342 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.


  1. Place bread cubes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; drizzle with butter. Sprinkle with cheese and salami. In a bowl, beat the eggs, milk, wine, onions, mustard, pepper and pepper flakes. Pour evenly over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake at 325° for 1 hour. Uncover; spread sour cream evenly over the top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Wine 'n' Cheese Strata in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p150

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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RosyHues User ID: 2609512 67291
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I make a strata every year for our Christmas brunch. Everyone agreed this was the best one ever! Left out the salami on one pan for our family vegetarians--their response was the same!"

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