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Easy And Healthy Strata Recipe To Delight Your Guests With

Read to the end for a bonus quick & easy recipe to make with stale bread.

I hate wasting food. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. So, when the baguette in my fridge went a little stale, I immediately knew what I was going to make: Strata.

Strata is a classic American egg casserole dish made with stale bread cubes, eggs & cheese. It is one of my favourite breakfasts. It’s comforting & filling, but it also has lots of protein & carbs to keep me fueled for my entire morning. And it can be made ahead of time for an easy, grab-and-go breakfast.

Bell pepper & feta strata
Makes: 4 large servings

Ingredients:

8 eggs
1 cup milk of choice (I like unsweetened almond milk)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
8oz day-old baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Parsley, for garnish (optional)
Salt & pepper, to taste
Directions:

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch by 8-inch dish with cooking spray.
Whisk together eggs, milk, & grated Parmesan cheese. Add salt & pepper, to taste. Toss bread cubes in egg mixture until coated, & then pour into the prepared baking dish.
In a nonstick pan, sauté bell peppers until soft. Top egg mixture with bell peppers, feta cheese, & fresh parsley.

Bake for 1 hour, or until the center of the strata is puffed up & the eggs are no longer liquid. Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing. Enjoy!

Bonus Recipe: I had a little extra bread leftover (it was a BIG baguette), so I made fresh croutons. Honestly, I could just eat these as a snack.

Parmesan Croutons

Ingredients:

8oz day-old baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper, to taste
Grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cover a baking pan in foil & spray with cooking spray.
Toss bread cubes in olive oil until coated. Add salt, pepper, & Parmesan cheese, to taste.

Bake for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
Note: Bread cubes can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one week.

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