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Mozzarella And Pesto Strata

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Have an Italian-style brunch. This strata is made with basil pesto, olives and roasted red bell peppers baked under a layer of eggs and cheese.
Ingredients
  French bread slice 16 (3/4 inch thick)
  Basil pesto 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sliced ripe olive 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Roasted red bell peppers 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced (from 12-ounce jar)
  Shredded mozzarella cheese 8 Ounce
  Eggs 8
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Shredded parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon (shredded freshly)
Directions

1. Spray rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches, with cooking spray. Spread one side of each bread slice with pesto. Arrange bread, pesto sides up, in bottom of baking dish, cutting slices to fit if necessary. Sprinkle with olives, bell peppers and mozzarella cheese.
2. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper until well blended. Pour evenly over cheese in dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but not longer than 24 hours.
3. Heat oven to 325ºF. Bake uncovered 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean and top is golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Cheesy
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Holiday, Kids, Party
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cheese, Egg, Milk Product, Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
200 Minutes
Ready In: 
215 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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