Broccoli Casserole (Jane and Michael Stern)

Total Time
45mins
Prep 0 mins
Cook 45 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and butter an 8-inch square baking dish. Cover the bottom of the dish generously with the torn bread.
  2. Combine the eggs, milk, melted butter, cheese, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Mix until combined. Stir in the broccoli and pour the mixture over the bread.
  3. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. For a chewier top, remove the foil during the last 10 minutes of baking time.
Most Helpful

This recipe reminded me of other strata recipes, but it used less liquid than most, I thought to very good effect. My low-fat adjustments were to use less butter and low-fat milk. I also added more broccoli, about 3 1/2 cups (12 ounces) of a thawed frozen broccoli package that I had on hand. Less milk meant the bread was soft in some places and crunchy in others. I cooked for 35 minutes then took off the aluminum foil and cooked another 5 (I prefer my eggs cooked well). Next time I would give it 10 minutes with the foil off, but the topping had a great texture as is! A perfect complete meal for vegetarians like us, thanks!

Kumquat the Cat's friend August 31, 2009