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

Ingredients

  • 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 serving (1 piece) equals 342 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 190 mg cholesterol, 554 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

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

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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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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