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Colorful Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.

Makes

8 servings

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
Colorful Broccoli Cheddar Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, mustard and, if desired, hot sauce. Pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  4. 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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