Recipe by AMANDA250
"A hearty vegetarian breakfast or brunch casserole. I made it up in a pinch during a brunch party, and it was the only dish that was finished! I like to use a dense buttermilk bread for this recipe, and a thick blue cheese dressing."
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blue cheese dressing
salt, or to taste
ground black pepper, or to taste
minced garlic, or to taste
1 (1 pound) loaf
sliced white bread
1 (10 ounce) package
frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
1 (8 ounce) package
shredded Cheddar cheese
Excellent. A big hit at our brunch today. My family is phobic about blue cheese, so I used a thick Marie's cheesy dressing. Can't wait to try it with blue cheese.
I substituted chopped spinach for the broccoli as that's what I happened to have in the house, used onion powder instead of the thyme & savory, sprayed the pan with Pam instead of using butter, & used a couple Tbsp. of Benecol instead of the melted butter. You can use low fat cheese & dressing to cut down on the calories, if you want as well. I'd suggest layering 1/2 the cheese over 1/2 the veggies & spreading the other half of the veggies on top of the 2nd layer of egg mixture, before topping the dish with 1/2 of the remaining cheese (layering like a lasagna). I imagine that you could break the bread into smaller pieces & mix everything together as well saving some cheese for the topping. This was OK but I guess I like a quiche better than a strata, as this just seemed to have ALOT of bread.
Just made this recipe this morning for a birthday brunch today. It turned out great. I substituted chunky Feta Salad dressing for the Blue Cheese Dressing. I made a very large casserole and there was VERY LITTLE left over. I even gave away my recipe printed out.
this was Amazing!!! I have searched for a cheese strata recipe for years. my dear sister passed away and with here went the fantastic Cheese Strata recipe she used to make... this recipe is by far the closest match to it I have found!! Thank you for sharing.... I will make this again and again. I left out the Broccoli and added green onions & peppers!! Very Yummy!! will try adding bacon and ham next time - Great Recipe that melts in your mouth!! A++
I really liked this, I used French bread and it poofed up really nice. I would not make it again for people I don't know well as I find that a good chunk of the population is weird about blue cheese and overall the other strata I made with more traditional ingredients went over better.
As is, I rate this three stars,, but it does have potential..I added crumbled blue cheese to it,.. It needs more egg and more seasoning.. and the blue cheese taste wasn't even very strong with my addition of blue cheese crumbles. Update - I had leftovers of this a day later and I must say it tasted much better.the need to more eggs was less evident and the seasonigns had melded.. so I am upping the rating to 4 from 3
Relatively easy to make, but I was expecting much more blue cheese flavor. It turned out to be relatively bland. If I made it again, I would add a lot more blue cheese dressing, and perhaps some crumbled blue cheese too.
This was delicious, but I think the 2nd layer of bread is too much. After pouring the egg mixture over the bottom layer, I looked at it and decided to do without the 2nd bread layer and I am very glad that I did. I can't imagine it with DOUBLE the amount of bread...I think it would be much more bland. I did also sprinkle some blue cheese on top with the cheddar.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Broccoli Blue Cheese Strata
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 388
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