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Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Strata

servings: 6
Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Strata

prep time

20

total time

70

ingredients

12

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Asparagus and Swiss Cheese Strata

servings: 6
INGREDIENTS:
ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion (about 1/2 medium)
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper (about 1/2 large)
  • 1 medium baguette, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 5 cups)
  • 1 cup cooked* asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded Swiss cheese, divided 
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 cups Simply Smart 1% Lowfat Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard 
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh snipped chives, divided evenly
DIRECTIONS:
directions

Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and pepper and saute until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove onion mixture from heat. 

Place the bread, asparagus, half the onion mixture, and 1 cup cheese in the baking dish.

Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. 

Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and pepper and saute until softened, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove onion mixture from heat. 

Place the bread, asparagus, half the onion mixture, and 1 cup cheese in the baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, mustard, salt, black pepper, and 1 tablespoon chives.  Pour over the bread mixture in the baking dish.  Top with the remaining ½ cup cheese and onion mixture. 

Cover and chill for at least four hours and up to 24 hours.  Preheat oven to 350˚F. Cook, uncovered, for 45 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned on the top and set in the center. 

* Aspargus can be steamed, roasted, or microwaved. 

Per Serving: Calories: 316, Carbohydrate: 24 grams, Fiber: 2 grams, Protein: 19 grams, Fat: 16 grams, Saturated fat: 7 grams, Cholesterol: 206 milligrams, Sodium: 548 milligrams, Calcium: 410 milligrams.

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