Large Vegetable and Cheese Strata





  • Assembly. In a large skillet saute the onion, scallion, and mushrooms in 2 Tbsp oil over moderately low heat, until the onion is softened and all liquid the mushrooms give off is evaporated.
  • In another large skillet saute the bell peppers in remaining oil and salt and pepper to taste, until peppers are tender.
  • Combine vegetables and season.
  • Arrange half the bread cubes in a buttered large shallow (4 1/2-quart) baking dish, spread half the vegetable mixture over them, and sprinkle half the Cheddar and half the Parmesan over the vegetables.
  • Arrange the remaining bread cubes over the cheeses, top them with the remaining vegetables, and sprinkle the remaining cheeses over the top.
  • In a bowl whisk together the eggs, the milk, the mustard, the Tabasco, and salt and pepper to taste, and pour the egg mixture evenly over the strata.
  • Cover and chill the strata, overnight. Let the strata stand at room temperature for 15-30 minutes and bake it in the middle of a preheated 350°F. oven for at least 1 hour, or until it is puffed and golden and cooked through.