Super Easy Asparagus Strata

By ohioeggs  

June 29, 2015

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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!

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • 25 mins

    50 mins

    1 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 6-8 servings


cooking spray

2 15-oz. cans asparagus spears, drained OR 2 12-oz. packages frozen asparagus, cooked

2 tablespoons butter, melted

16 slices wheat loaf bread, crusts removed

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

6 eggs

3 cups skim milk

1 Tbsp. dried minced onion

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. dried mustard

1/4 tsp. pepper


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.

Photo and recipe provided by the American Egg Board