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Overhead shot of Overnight Broccolini & Goat Cheese Strata topped with crispy prosciutto in a white baking dish on top of a light purple linen with plates, forks, vine ripe tomatoes, and a ramekin of microgreens surrounding the baking dish.
Overnight Broccoli Goat Cheese Strata with Crispy Prosciutto
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

This overnight strata is overflowing with flavor and fancy enough for entertaining, yet easy enough for breakfast, brunch or dinner. A delicious combination of fluffy eggs, sourdough bread, broccolini, red onions, goat cheese, parmesan and crispy prosciutto, this strata is guaranteed to please!

Course: Breakfast, entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast casserole, broccoli, broccolini, goat cheese, overnight, prosciutto, strata
Servings: 6
Calories: 491 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 TBS Butter
  • 1 whole Lemon zested
  • 1 TBS Dijon Mustard
  • 3 Cups Milk
  • 12 large Eggs
  • 6 Cups Sourdough Bread cut into ¾’’ cubes and packed (about 12 ounces)*
  • 2 Cups Broccolini roughly cut into 1’’ pieces*
  • 1 small Red Onion thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 Cup Goat Cheese crumbled (about 5 ½ ounces)
  • heaping 1/2 Cup Parmesan grated, plus more for garnish
  • 3 ounces Prosciutto thinly sliced & cut lengthwise into 2’’ strips
  • Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper
  • Optional Garnishes: Cherry Tomatoes, Micro Greens, Sea Salt, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Instructions
  1. Grease an 8x11’’, or a deep 9x9’’, baking dish with butter and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, mustard, milk, eggs, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the bread cubes, broccolini, red onion, half the goat cheese and half of the parmesan. Use your hands to gently toss everything together and then transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  4. Slowly and carefully pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread. The pan will be very full, so go slowly enough to give the eggs and milk time to soak into the bread. Top the strata with the remaining cheeses and then cover tightly with aluminum foil*. (see notes)
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. If you have refrigerated the strata, remove it from the fridge and let the strata sit on the counter while the oven preheats to remove the chill. Uncover the strata and arrange the slices of prosciutto on top.
  6. Bake, UNCOVERED, for 50 minutes - 1 hour, or until it is puffed, browned and the center is set (it doesn’t jiggle when shaken)*. Remove it from the oven and let it cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Notes

1. While I do recommend sourdough bread for this recipe, you can substitute French bread if you would like.

2. Stale, day old bread is best for this strata. However, if all you have is fresh bread, do not worry. Just toast it! Place the cubes of bread on a sheet pan and toast them in a 250 degree F oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the cubes are just barely starting to crisp on the outside.

3. If you can’t find broccolini, or simply don’t want to use it, you can substitute regular broccoli. Just make sure you cut it into small florets, or bite sized pieces.

4. For the BEST flavor and results, refrigerate the strata, covered, overnight. Giving the bread time to really soak up the egg mixture makes a world of difference. Nevertheless, you can bake it the same day if needed. Just make sure you let the strata sit on the counter for at least 30 minutes, to soak up some of the flavor, while the oven preheats.

5. If you want a crisper top to your strata, switch the oven to broil during the last minute or two of baking. Just make sure you keep a CLOSE eye on it!

6. I used a 9x9’’ baking dish, but my dish was very deep and I wanted a THICK strata. If you don’t have a deep dish 9x9’’ baking pan, or you want a thinner strata, use an 8x11’’ dish.

7. If you are making this for a vegetarian crowd, simply nix the prosciutto. If you are serving this to a gluten-free crowd, simply substitute gluten free bread and make sure you toast the bread cubes according to recipe note #2.

Nutrition Facts
Overnight Broccoli Goat Cheese Strata with Crispy Prosciutto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 491 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 413mg138%
Sodium 636mg28%
Potassium 403mg12%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 2110IU42%
Vitamin C 53.8mg65%
Calcium 307mg31%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.