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Brunch Strata Recipe

Brunch Strata             


3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
3 cups chopped zucchini
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1-1/2 cups chopped onions
1-1/2 cups chopped green peppers
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
12 eggs
4 cups cubed day-old bread
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, zucchini, ham, onions, green peppers and garlic in oil until vegetables are tender. Drain and pat dry; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and cream until smooth. Beat in eggs. Stir in bread, cheese, salt, pepper and vegetable mixture.

Pour into two greased 11" x 7" x 2" baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 2 casseroles (8 servings each).

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