Randy Mayor
12 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

The night before, assemble and layer the casserole without the egg mixture (steps one and two); cover and refrigerate. Combine the egg mixture (step three), and refrigerate in a separate container. In the morning, pour the egg mixture over the bread mixture; allow the strata to stand for 30 minutes before baking. Substitute a French baguette or sourdough loaf for the flat Italian bread, ciabatta, if desired. Freeze the Brie for about 15 minutes to make chopping easier.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, potato, and bell pepper; sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomatoes; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Combine onion mixture and bread.

Step 2

Place half of bread mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with half of Brie. Top with remaining bread mixture and remaining Brie.

Step 3

Place egg substitute and eggs in a medium bowl. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, herbes de Provence, and pepper. Add milk, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture. Let stand 30 minutes.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 50 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Great strata

April 24, 2015
Very good and great for world language food day! It doesn't need parsley or to be eaten immediately. It stayed warm for an hour and a half in school am dead full of flavor.

sandysurma's Review

December 27, 2013
Made this for Christmas brunch - easy and great flavor, but mine seemed to have a bit too much liquid and didn't completely set up. Will try it with about 1/2 cup less milk next time.

Phimubrain's Review

October 06, 2013

stimply's Review

May 22, 2013

melonsmoresize's Review

April 21, 2013
I made this on Saturday for a small brunch with my husband and mother in law, but it would serve a crowd. I followed the directions, with a few exceptions: I didn't have egg substitute, so I used enough egg whites to fill a cup (4 or 5 I believe). The ciabatta bread works really well, but any loaf that's not too dense would be just as good. Rapidly whisking aerates the egg/milk mixture and makes a light, fluffy casserole. I'm always looking for overnight brunch foods- makes prep in the morning that much easier. I served this with turkey bacon and a spinach strawberry salad. Reheats well. This could be served for a special occasion.

npwomen's Review

January 29, 2013
This is definitely company worthy. Season well and be careful not to over cook it and the result will be creamy, tasty and pretty. I also added lightly sautéed mushrooms for an extra touch but you don't need it.

chinogirl's Review

March 17, 2012

seaside725's Review

February 11, 2012

cyclegal's Review

December 04, 2011
Like one of the other reviewers, I added mushrooms to the veggie mix. Also used roasted garlic infused bread. Followed the rest of the recipe and it was a big hit with the book club. Also warms up nicely for leftovers.

JSchFr's Review

June 24, 2011
Tasted too much like bread, nothing special to make it delicious. Needed tons of salt to have any flavor.