Prep Time: 10 Mins
Cook Time: 4 Mins
Makes: 12 Servings
1 tablespoon butter
1- 1/2 cups small broccoli florets
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup chopped onion
5 cups French or Italian bread pieces (3/4-inch)
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Italian cheese blend
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Generously spray 12 muffin cups with cooking spray
Heat butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add broccoli, red pepper and onion. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove to medium bowl. Add bread and cheese; toss to mix.
Beat eggs, half-and-half, salt and pepper in small bowl until blended. Pour over bread mixture; toss gently to coat. Place about 1/2 cup bread mixture into each muffin cup. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed, golden and knife inserted near center comes out clean. Loosen stratas from sides of pans with thin knife.
Leftover grilled or roasted vegetables? Problem solved. Mix your leftover veggies with bread and cheese, combine with the egg mixture and bake until puffed and golden. Make ahead and bake for a delicious fast meal anytime of the day!
Reheat leftovers in the microwave on HIGH. 2 mini stratas take about 45 seconds.