Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Strata

This is one of the best breakfast dishes I have made in the slow cooker, hands down. My husband and I absolutely loved it. It is cheesy, stuffed with broccoli, and tastes like a cross between an omelet and breakfast casserole!


2 c. broccoli florets, cooked and drained
4 slices bread (I used Brownberry Extra Grainy 17 grains and seeds)
1 Tbs. salted butter
1 c. shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese
1 c. milk, 1%
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Frank's Red Hot Sauce
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 c. water

Spray a 1 quart casserole dish that fits inside of your slow cooker with non stick cooking spray.

Spread one side of each slice of bread with butter. Arrange 2 slices butter side up in your casserole dish.

Layer cheese, broccoli and remaining 2 slices of bread, buttered sides down.

Whisk the milk, eggs, egg whites, seasonings and hot sauce in a medium bowl and pour over the bread.

Place small wire rack on the bottom of the slow cooker (or if your dish fits like mine and is elevated, you don't need to add the rack). Pour the water in the bottom of the slow cooker and place the casserole inside your slow cooker. Cover, and cook on high for 3 hours. Let cool slightly, slice, and serve!

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