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Wine ‘n’ Cheese Strata

When hosting a shower or brunch, I double this recipe's ingredients and use two 13x9-inch dishes. You don't need many other foods to complete the meal. —Tiffany Mitchell, Susanville, California
  • 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 shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 ounces salami, coarsely chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups whole 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


  • Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9-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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 342 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 190mg cholesterol, 554mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • RosyHues
    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!