Savory Vegetable Strata

Prep Time
22 min
Cook Time
37 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Recipe Details
Ingredients
  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray
  • 7 slice(s) reduced-calorie whole wheat bread
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium uncooked red onion(s), chopped
  • 2 clove(s) garlic clove(s), chopped
  • 3 slice(s) uncooked Canadian bacon, diced
  • 20 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry in a dish towel
  • 10 oz frozen winter butternut squash, thawed
  • 4 large egg(s)
  • 6 item(s) egg white(s)
  • 1/4 cup(s) fat free skim milk
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp low fat shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Coat a large nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut bread into cubes, and spread out on sheet in a single layer. Coat with cooking spray; toast in oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and spoon into a large bowl; set aside.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add oil. Saute onion until it starts to turn transparent, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic and bacon; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion starts to brown, about 3 to 4 minutes more. Remove skillet from heat and set aside.
  4. Place spinach, squash, eggs, egg whites, milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl; whisk to combine. Add onion-mixture; whisk again. Pour over toasted bread cubes and mix with a spoon to thoroughly combine.
  5. Pour mixture into a 9- X 13-inch nonstick pan and spread into an even layer; sprinkle with cheese. Bake until a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. Slice into 8 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.

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