HOWARD L. PUCKETT
Yield
8 servings

Buy canned, quartered artichoke hearts because they're less expensive than whole artichoke hearts. Buy presliced mushrooms.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, and garlic, and sauté vegetable mixture 6 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in artichokes, and set aside.

Step 2

Arrange Italian bread cubes in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon zucchini mixture evenly over bread cubes, and sprinkle mixture with cheeses.

Step 3

Combine egg substitute and remaining ingredients (except oregano sprigs) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Pour egg mixture over zucchini mixture. Cover mixture with foil; chill up to 1 day.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 325°. Bake strata, covered, 1 hour or until bubbly. Garnish with oregano sprigs, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

albooth4's Review

framingham
December 26, 2010
Wow! This was my first time making a strata, and this recipe was so delicious and easy, and was not soggy one bit. I made it before hand and served it for Christmas breakfast. I put red peppers, green peppers, sausage, and onions in it. The whole family loved it - this one's a keeper!

EllenDeller's Review

drm0426
April 29, 2009
My family loved this, although with a salad the three of us (admitedly including 2 large men) ate the whole thing, so if you have more people to feed, make lots of side dishes. I followed the recipe exactly except to use fresh spinach instead of squash, more basil and oregano, and part-skim ricotta instead of cheddar. The ricotta gave it a wonderful creamy texture. It needed the full hour to bake, and then I let it sit in the oven for ten minutes without the foil while we set table. Really good dish!

framingham's Review

albooth4
March 03, 2009
This didn't do it for me. I thought it was bland, even with the addition of extra cheese and salt. It was also too dry for my tastes. If I did it again, I'd use less bread. But I probably won't do it again. It was a waste of a lot of good vegetables.

drm0426's Review

EllenDeller
February 05, 2009
Good make-ahead dish. Next time I will add the oregano and saute it with the veggies to up the flavor. I also will add more salt and pepper.. I'm going to try all of the strata recipes and see which one is the best. This is the first time I tried a strata and I think its great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.