Swiss cheese strata

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
55 min
10 min
45 min
You might be wondering: What is a strata? Is it a quiche? Is it savory French toast? Is it a grilled cheese? The answer is this: It's can only be called a strata. By definition, the term refers to a layered casserole of bread, flavorings, and egg custard. It's simple and delicious, and it's great for Sunday breakfast. It will seem super fancy, but in reality, the prep takes just 10 minutes! Plus, this recipe makes enough for six servings, so you'll have enough for roommates, friends, or family. One thing to keep in mind: Make sure you have enough hungry mouths to feed when you make this recipe because it doesn't keep insanely well!


Whole wheat bread

5 slice(s), quartered

Roasted red peppers (packed in water)

¾ cup(s), diced

Low-fat Swiss cheese

½ cup(s), shredded

Uncooked scallion(s)

3 oz, thinly sliced

Low-fat milk

2 cup(s)


2 large

Egg white(s)

3 large

Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp

Table salt

¼ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

Grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp


  1. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray. Arrange the bread pieces in the bottom of the baking dish, overlapping them slightly. Scatter the red peppers, Swiss cheese, and scallions on top.
  2. Whisk together the milk, eggs, egg whites, Parmesan cheese, mustard, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour over the bread and let stand for at least 20 minutes, or cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.
  3. Place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Bake the strata until golden and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40–45 minutes.
  4. Let stand 10 minutes, then serve hot. Yields 1/6 of casserole per serving.