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Colorful Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

When we have houseguests, we make broccoli and cheese strata the night before so in the morning we can relax and visit while it bubbles in the oven. —Gale Lalmond, Deering, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 whole wheat English muffins, split, toasted and quartered
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add green onions; cook and stir until tender. Add broccoli, red pepper and garlic; cook and stir 4-5 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a large bowl; season with pepper.
  • Place English muffins in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, cut sides up. Top muffins with vegetable mixture and sprinkle with 1 cup shredded cheese.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, mustard and, if desired, hot sauce. Pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 20-30 minutes longer or until egg mixture is set. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 273 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 228mg cholesterol, 529mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 medium-fat meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • dublinlab
    Sep 27, 2017

    This is delicious. I love the convenience of stratus. This has a very nice texture with the English muffins, I will make this again. Janet. VFE

  • bonito15
    Sep 15, 2017

    My husband saw this recipe and wanted it for breakfast when he has his "boys breakfast club" session. I used regular English muffins and they love things hot so added a bit more hot sauce plus used a jalapeno along with the red pepper. To serve I did take the muffins out of the pan and not cut it - and they scooped the leftovers on top of their portion. They loved it