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Conquer Brunch With This Make-Ahead Veggie Strata and Sourdough Bread

Veggie strata in a white casserole dish
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
45 min
YIELDS
6 servings

You can never go wrong when serving your guests a hearty, veggie-packed breakfast casserole topped with melted, gooey goat cheese. Stratas are usually reserved for birthdays, Mother’s Day or Easter brunches, simply because they easily feed a crowd and can be fully prepped ahead of time; so no fuss, no muss when entertaining guests. Make this the day before and pop it into the oven when it’s go-time. What makes this strata even more special is that it’s made with sourdough bread, an artisan-style loaf that is easy to digest and adds incredible texture and bite.

 

 

 

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Ingredients

½
Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1
small yellow onion, thinly sliced
3
garlic cloves, minced
1 ½
cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1
zucchini, sliced into thin circles
1 ½
cups chopped kale or baby kale
1 ½
tsp dried thyme or 1 tsp fresh thyme
½
tsp sea salt
Pinch of pepper
6
eggs
1 ½
cups dairy-free milk
4
cups sourdough loaf cut into 1 inch cubes
4-6
ounces goat cheese, crumbled
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Directions

strata mis en place
Step 1

Place a skillet on medium heat, coat the bottom with extra virgin olive oil and add the onions. Stir occasionally and allow them to cook for 3 minutes, then add the garlic and saute for another 2 minutes.

Step 2

 Add the cherry tomatoes and zucchini and let them cook for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add the kale, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Stir until the kale begins to wilt.

Step 4

In a bowl, whisk together the eggs and dairy-free milk.

Step 5

In a large casserole dish (9×13), coat the bottom with a little olive oil, spread ½ the bread on the bottom, top with ½ of the veggies, then layer the rest of the bread and veggies on top.

Step 6

Pour the egg and milk mixture over and crumble the goat cheese on top, nestling some pieces underneath the bread cubes.

Step 7

Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until you’re ready to bake it. It can be left in the fridge for up to one day.

Step 8

When you’re ready to bake, heat your oven to 350°F, place the uncovered strata in the oven for 45-50 minutes until it starts to bubble up and crisp.

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