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Roasted Broccolini Strata

Savory Roasted Broccolini Strata with bacon, caramelized onion and white cheddar is a make ahead dish perfect for brunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Breakfast
Keyword: Baked Egg Dish, Brunch Ideas
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Roasted Broccolini

  • 1 bunch broccolini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt

Strata

  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 sweet onion halved then sliced
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 3-4 cups stale french bread cubed
  • 1 cup sharp white cheddar grated
  • 1 cup Monterrey jack cheese grated

Instructions

Roasted Broccolini

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut off ends of broccolini stalks, then lengthwise in half.
  • Place broccolini on sheet pan, making sure to spread out evenly. If you crowd broccolini on pan, it will steam and you want roasted.
  • Drizzle broccolini with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Roast in oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until easily pierced with fork, but still firm.
  • Remove from oven and rough chop, leaving some large pieces for that rustic look.

Strata

  • Butter a casserole dish or cast iron pan.
  • Brown the bacon strips in a large pan over medium heat. Remove bacon and rough chop.
  • Saute onion in the same pan you cooked the bacon in, over medium high heat, using the bacon fat to caramelize the onions until just tender.
  • Beat eggs and heavy cream together in a bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Combine cubed bread, onion, bacon, roasted broccolini and cheeses together. Place in prepared casserole dish or cast iron pan (I like to arrange a few broccolini pieces artistically on top).
  • Pour egg mixture over bread mixture in prepared pan.
  • Cover with foil and place in the refrigerator overnight.
  • When ready to eat, preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake covered for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes until starting to brown. NOTE: If using a cast iron pan, you may need to reduce the cooking time by 5 minutes or so.