I will admit that when I first had this idea, I was extremely skeptical of the dish. I have done many sweet French toast casserole’s and bakes, but never attempted a savory one (I didn’t even know they had a formal name like “strata/stratta”). When you think about the ingredients, it totally makes sense though… bread, eggs, meat, veggies, and cheese. I mean really, what more could you want? Still, I wasn’t quite sure how things would turn out and to be perfectly honest with you, I 100% winged my ingredients. I knew I wanted to make it super high in protein so using my P28 bread was a no brainer and I had a big bag of sun dried tomatoes from Costco that had been calling my name for days. Other than that, I used what I had on hand: eggs, egg whites, sausages from Trader Joe’s, asparagus, onion, fat free feta cheese, and mozzarella cheese. With ingredients and flavors like that, I think it’s pretty hard to mess things up and I was more than surprised at not only how easy this was to make but how AMAZING it tasted. Each bite was just perfect. Feast your eyes on this.
It’s such a great dish for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. Served with a small side of mixed greens and a mimosa though? Yeah, that sounds about right!!! This is honestly best served fresh out of the oven BUT I think it would also be great for meal prepping as well! Prep the dish on Sunday night, bake it off on Monday for lunch or dinner, then you have a nice serving for lunch each of the following days. It’s brilliant! Don’t have the same ingredients on hand? No problem. Use whatever veggies you have, use the same spices, same bread/egg/milk ratio, whatever meat you have (chicken, ham, bacon), throw it all together in a dish to get acquainted, bake it off, and enjoy!