Mozzarella and Pesto Strata

Mozzarella and Pesto Strata

FROM: Chris

PREP TIME: 3

COOK TIME: 15

SERVINGS: 8

DESCRIPTION:

Good recipe for the hungry Vegetarians

INGREDIENTS:

16 slices (3/4 inch thick) French bread (1/2 pound)
1/2 cup basil pesto
1/2 cup sliced ripe olives
1 cup roasted red bell peppers, (from 12-ounce jar), drained and sliced
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces)
8 eggs
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

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 325F. 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.

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select item1/4 teaspoon salt
select item1/8 teaspoon pepper
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