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Festive Egg & Cheese Strata

Red and green peppers give this egg and cheese strata a festive flair. Because you can make it the night before, this is a super easy recipe for brunch. Just pop your egg and cheese casserole in the oven, turn on Nat King Cole and enjoy it with those you love.

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  • 1.Lightly butter sides and bottom of a 9x12 casserole or glass baking pan.
  • 2.Beat eggs, add milk, onions, salt, pepper, mustard, and Cholula sauce, set aside.
  • 3.Spread butter on bread slices, cut into bite size chunks.
  • 4.Sprinkle 1/2 of the bread into pan and top with 1/2 of the cheese, repeat.
  • 5.Pour egg mixture over bread and cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 6 hours).
  • 6.Sprinkle minced peppers (save some for final garnish) and paprika on the top and bake at 350°F for 1 hour.
  • 7.Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, minced red pepper, and minced green pepper and serve warm from the oven.


  • 1 stick butter
  • 10 slices white sandwich bread
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon organic ground yellow mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cholula sauce
  • 1/2 medium red pepper minced
  • 1/2 medium green pepper minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic ground paprika
  • fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish