Spicy Sicilian Strata

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Not just for breakfast, this hearty egg and pepperoni strata is fabulous for a weeknight dinner, too. Add sausage in place of the pepperoni for an entirely new taste.

Spicy Sicilian Strata
Prep Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Bake Time:
35 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6

Ingredients

  • 5 cup cubed French bread (1-inch cubes)

  • 1 3.5 ounce package sliced pepperoni, coarsely chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped pepperoncini salad peppers, drained

  • ½ of a 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

  • ¼ cup chopped oil-pack dried tomatoes, drained

  • 1 cup shredded Italian blend cheeses (4 ounces)

  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Dash cayenne pepper

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese (1 ounce)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Arrange bread cubes in a single layer in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring once.

  2. Transfer half of the bread cubes to a greased large skillet, spooning cubes into an even layer. Top with half of the pepperoni, half of the pepperoncini peppers, all of the spinach, and all of the dried tomatoes. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the Italian blend cheeses. Repeat layers with the remaining bread cubes, pepperoni, pepperoncini peppers, and Italian blend cheeses.

  3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk, Italian seasoning, salt, and cayenne pepper. Slowly pour over layers in dish; press down lightly on top layer using the back of a large spoon. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean (170°F). Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Make-Ahead Tip

Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours. To serve, preheat oven to 350°F. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean (170°F). Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
18g Fat
22g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 1006mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Protein 18g
Calcium 302.9mg 23%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 289mg 6%

*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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