Tomato, Basil and Cheese Strata

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

Delicious, light, always gets rave reviews. Perfect for a brunch when you are entertaining.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter/ grease 9x12 casserole dish.
  2. Place cubed bread in one layer on bottom of the casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle bread with butter and 2 1/2 cup cheese (reserve 3/4 cup grated cheese for topping casserole).
  4. Beat eggs until foamy.
  5. Add milk, wine, scallions, and seasonings.
  6. Pour egg mixture over cheese.
  7. Place remianing shredded cheese,tomato and basil on top of egg mixture.
  8. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  9. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Let casserole sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  11. Bake at 350 degreed for one hour.


Most Helpful

I thought this was pretty good. I cut the recipe in half, an 8 x 8 baking dish, and baked for the full amount of time. I used sourdough bread and fresh basil, which I added to the top after baking. I would use more tomato slices and more basil next time. Made for Herb/Spice of the Month. Thanks for posting!

Recipe Reader August 09, 2008

Wonderful! This will probably become a part of the menu when I start my catering back up. Light yet filling with such an elegant flavor. I splurged on fresh Basil (don't have mine growing yet) and wouldn't even think of using dried in this dish. I do think that an egg sub would work fine in this for those so inclined but I wouldn't recommend messing with it more than that. It's fine the way it is. Thank you! :-)

JanetB-KY April 04, 2008

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