Overnight Breakfast Strata

  • 6 slices of bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. skim milk
  • 1/2 c. nonfat cream cheese
  • 2 tsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 c. chopped onion
  • 1/2 c. chopped pepper
  • 1/2 c. sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 c. cubed ham
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1/2 c. low fat shredded cheddar cheese

Spray the bottom of a 9x13-inch glass baking pan with nonstick spray. Carefully line the bottom of the pan with the 6 slices of bread. (If you need to, you can cut the slices so they fit.)

In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, cream cheese, mustard, and garlic. Add the next four ingredients (onion through ham) and mix until well coated. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread, making sure that the vegetables and ham are evenly distributed. Lay the tomato slices evenly over the top and sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the tomato. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes or until the bread appears golden brown. Serve with fresh orange juice.

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour (plus 1 evening storage)
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