Classic Cheese Strata Recipe


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings8
Main Ingredient


 Bread slice8 (Day Old)
 Cheese8 Ounce, sliced (American Or Swiss)
 Milk2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Finely chopped onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Prepared mustard1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1 Dash
 Paprika1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 264 Calories from Fat 134

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.3%

Saturated Fat 8.3 g41.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 142.6 mg

Sodium 753 mg31.4%

Total Carbohydrates 18 g5.9%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 15 g29.7%

Vitamin A 16.2% Vitamin C 1.4%

Calcium 32% Iron 8.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Trim the crusts from 4 slices of the bread.
Cut the trimmed slices in half diagonally to make 8 triangles; set aside.
Arrange the trimmings and the remaining 4 slices of untrimmed bread to cover the bottom of a 9x9x2-inch baking pan.
Place American or Swiss cheese slices over the bread in the baking pan.
Arrange the reserved 8 bread triangles in 2 rows over the cheese.
(Points will slightly overlap bases of adjacent triangles.) Thoroughly beat the eggs; stir in the milk, finely chopped onion, salt, prepared mustard, and pepper.
Pour the egg mixture over bread and cheese layers in the baking pan.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Cover; let chill in refrigerator several hours or overnight.
Bake, uncovered, in a 325° oven for 1 1/4 hours or till a knife inserted near center comes out clean.