If you like versatile, easy recipe ideas, this one is perfect–and a tasty way to do Meatless Monday. But you can add cooked lean bacon, chicken or ground turkey. I haven’t used any measures in this recipe post because you shouldn’t feel restricted to a certain list of ingredients and particular amounts. Basically, here’s how I made this one:
- Cube a day-old baguette or other crusty bread, and put it into a lightly-oiled deep casserole dish.
- Stir in a mixture of vegetables: I used sautéed mushrooms, sliced red peppers, onions and spinach. You can add cooked meat of your choice, if desired. Sprinkle on dried herbs, such as basil, oregano or thyme.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together 4-6 eggs (take a couple of yolks out if you like, to reduce cholesterol) with two cups of milk. Pour this mixture over the casserole ingredients.
- Top with cheddar, if desired, and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until bread has browned at the edges. (I didn’t top with cheddar before baking; I sprinkled on some grated Parmesan about halfway through the baking.)
- Serve with a side salad.