June 29, 2015
A new brunch favorite! Perfect for anytime the family gets together! Make entertaining easy with this asparagus & cheese strata. Make ahead and bake off in the morning for a delicious weekend brunch!
1 hr 15 mins
2 15-oz. cans asparagus spears, drained OR 2 12-oz. packages frozen asparagus, cooked
16 slices wheat loaf bread, crusts removed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
Using cooking spray, coat a 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking dish.
Place half of bread slices in bottom of dish.
With a pastry brush, brush top of bread slices lightly with one tablespoon of melted butter.
Place 1/2 asparagus spears crosswise over the top of bread slices; sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.
Place remaining bread slices on top.
Brush tops of the bread slices with remaining melted butter, and repeat process with asparagus spears and cheese.
In a bowl, beat together eggs, milk, onion, salt, dried mustard and pepper; mix well.
Pour over bread, pressing bread with the back of a wooden spoon to make sure milk mixture thoroughly saturates and covers the bread, asparagus and cheese.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake, uncovered at 325ºF until a knife inserted in center of strata comes out clean, or about 45 to 55 minutes.