Christmas Breakfast Strata
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Serves: 5 servings
  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 baguette or ciabatta bread
  • 2 cups arugula (or basil, parsley, spinach)
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Whisk 2 cups milk (whole or 2%), eggs, salt, pepper, and the lemon juice. Cut a baguette or Ciabatta bread into cubes (about 12 oz, or 6 cups) and place into a greased baking dish (I rub it with a buttered paper towel). Chop arugula (or basil, parsley, spinach) and sprinkle over the bread.
  2. Pour the egg mixture on top of the bread and press down so the bread starts to soak up the egg. Let sit for at least 15 minutes then use your hands to gently stir the mixture again (the bread should be soaked — if there are dry pieces still and the liquid is all soaked up, add another beaten egg. If the mixture seems too wet, press in a few more bread cubes before baking).
  3. Then cover with grated Parmesan cheese and some shreds or slices of sharp cheddar cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 until the top is browned and the center is no longer liquidy, about 35-40 minutes. Let cool for 5-10 minutes
Serve with a side of fresh fruit, sausage, or both.
Recipe by Eating Made Easy at