James Carrier
Makes 8 servings

Because they can be assembled ahead and baked at the last minute, stratas make great brunch entrées. Roxanne Chan also likes to serve this at lunch or dinner.

How to Make It

Step 1

Spread half the bread cubes level in a lightly oiled 9- by 13-inch baking dish. Top evenly with prosciutto, peppers, green onions, and parmesan cheese. Spread remaining bread cubes level on top, followed by tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella.

Step 2

In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to blend. Pour over layered ingredients. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to one day.

Step 3

Bake in a 325° regular or convection oven until center of strata is set and top is lightly browned, 40 to 50 minutes. Sprinkle evenly with parsley and capers. Let stand 10 minutes, then cut into squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Ratings & Reviews

Micky2940's Review

January 16, 2014
This was delicious. I used Egg Beaters and it came out fluffy and full of flavor. The leftovers were just as good if not better. Wonderful dish!

msphilip's Review

October 18, 2012
I've made this several times and it always gets rave reviews from our guests. Excellent!

101angelica's Review

June 15, 2010
This was so easy to toss together. Not the cheapest dish, but if you have everything on hand it's great! I made if for dinner! Goes a long way and impressive in taste!

Annvirginia's Review

January 04, 2009
I made this for a holiday breakfast and it was a real hit! I only used 1 layer of bread (on the bottom) and substituted jimmy dean sausage - 1.5 lbs - that was browned/crumbled for the meat. I served it with cinnamon-raisin toast and applesauce. Excellent choices! I will make this again and again.