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Breakfast Strata with Chile Peppers and Cheddar Cheese

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Refrigerate this egg and cheese casserole overnight, if desired, then pop it in the oven for breakfast or brunch. 

Serve with fresh fruit, berries, or a warm fruit compote. 

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 slices white bread
  • 1 pound cheddar cheese, sharp, shredded
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 small can green chiles, chopped, 4 ounces
  • 4 cups milk
  • 6 eggs

Preparation:

 Trim bread; cut into cubes. In a 3-quart baking dish, put in half the bread cubes, cheeses, dry mustard, salt , pepper, and green chilies. Repeat a second layer. Pour beaten eggs and milk over the layers.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight. Bake (uncovered) in a preheated 350° F (180° C/Gas Mark 4)  for 30 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and slightly brown on top.

Serves 8 to 12.

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