#foodgasm: Vegetable Strata

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I’ve been hungry for new and yummy recipes lately so much that my food Pinterest board is becoming buried within itself. Today, I craved carbs and new tastebuds so I loaded up and cooked this healthy + very carb-y meal. The reason I like it is because while it is filled with bread and cheese, it also contains a lot of vegetables, some that I might not eat on its own. And here’s how to make it.

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What You’ll Need:
  • 1.5 cups roasted sweet potato, diced (you can opt for a pre-cooked frozen version, roast some ahead of time, or use leftovers!)

  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced into 1/2″ pieces

  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced into 1/2″ pieces

  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms

  • 3-4 cups sourdough bread, cut into 1 1/2″ cubes

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup shredded fontina cheese, divided

  • salt and pepper, to taste

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First things first you need to preheat oven to 350*, gather all of your ingredients, measure your servings and wash your vegetables (as needed). Then, chop up each ingredient according to what is listed above.

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Toss together the sweet potatoes, onions, red and yellow peppers, mushrooms, and bread cubes. It may look like a mumbled up mess but trust me, you’re doing it right. And don’t worry about the sweet potatoes getting mushed up in the process. Now fill your pan of choice (reasonably a 9 x 13 baking dish or casserole dish) with the bread and veggies.

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Whisk together the milk, eggs, and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Pour it over the bread and veggies that you just spread throughout the pan. This part of the recipe may not look very satisfying but trust me we’re getting there. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.

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Bake on 350* for 45 minutes.

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It was so yummy and serves well with steamed broccoli (if you want to add even more vegetables!) and stripped meat. If you want to add a little bit of meat to this dish, you can mix bacon in with the other ingredients in the second step.

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Vegetable strata can be a breakfast dish or a side for a family feast. Either way, you can eat the leftovers (if there are any!) again for breakfast on the next day!

xoVS

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