Zippy Strata Recipe
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Zippy Strata Recipe

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The taste of this sandwich bake will remind you of pizza. Red tomatoes add color...the cayenne delivers the zip. -Jean Pare`, Vermilion, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES:6-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 6-12 servings


  • 12 slices white bread, divided
  • 6 slices process mozzarella cheese
  • 15 thin slices tomato
  • 1 can (8 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 3 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 214 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 476mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein


  1. Line a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish with 6 bread slices. Layer with mozzarella cheese, tomato, mushrooms, minced onion and remaining bread.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, seasonings, milk and eggs until smooth. Pour over bread; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Uncover; bake at 325° for 1-1/4 hours or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 6-12 servings.
Originally published as Zippy Strata in Taste of Home August/September 2000, p57

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"excellent, bursting with flavour"

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