Fire-Roasted Tomato Strata


Thanks to all the eggs, milk, and cheese this breakfast strata recipe satisfies with 19 grams of protein per serving. To boost protein even higher, add cooked Italian sausage or another favorite breakfast meat.

Fire-Roasted Tomato Strata
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 7 - 8 cup crusty bread cubes

  • 1 - 1 ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika

  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or vegetable oil

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes, drained, reserving 2 tablespoons of the liquid

  • ¾ cup grape tomatoes, quartered

  • 4 - 6 ounce crumbled feta cheese

  • 16 eggs

  • 3 cup milk

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro


  1. Spread half the bread cubes in a greased 3-qt. baking dish. In a small bowl stir together cumin, paprika, cayenne, and 1/2 tsp. salt

  2. In a large skillet heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium. Once shimmering, cook onion, bell pepper, and garlic 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomatoes, reserved tomato liquid, and half the spice mixture. Spoon half the tomato mixture over bread cubes.* Sprinkle with half the feta. Layer with remaining bread cubes, tomato mixture, and feta.

  3. In a bowl whisk together 6 eggs, milk, and remaining spice mixture. Pour over dish and press lightly to moisten bread. Chill, covered, at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes. Using the back of a spoon, press 10 indents in strata top. Slip an egg into each indentation. Bake 25 to 30 minutes more or until a thermometer registers 170°F. Let stand 15 minutes. Top with cilantro and ground black pepper. Serves 10.


*If desired, after adding the first half of the tomato mixture, sprinkle with 1 cup sauteed sliced mushrooms or chopped cooked Italian poultry sausage links or one 9-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained. Top with half the feta and continue as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

327 Calories
14g Fat
32g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 327
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 314mg 105%
Sodium 639mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 28.7mg 144%
Calcium 205mg 16%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Potassium 317mg 7%
Folate, total 58.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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