Lara’s Better Breakfast Strata

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by ChefLara

I was looking for a more flavorful and slightly healthier (it has more vegetables) strata. So I played around and made this recipe. My family says this is a winner!

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  1. Put diced onions, garlic, and celery in a heated pan with oil. Sauté them until the onions are translucent.
  2. Prepare a large casserole dish or use two 9 x 13 in cake pans by spraying with butter flavored pan spray or greasing with shortening.
  3. Toss in bread cubes, cheese and ham. Add sautéed vegetables and raw broccoli; stir to mix.
  4. Beat eggs well, add seasonings, milk and half-and-half and mix well. Pour over bread mixture. Stir to mix.
  5. Cover and refrigerate over night.
  6. The next day, heat oven to 350.
  7. Cook uncovered for 50 to 70 minutes or until a knife inserted into center of casserole comes out fairly clean and top is toasty brown. (You will use the shorter time if you are using the two 9 x 13 cake pans and the larger time if you are cooking it in a deeper pan.).
  8. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. YUM!

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