A terrific make-ahead dish that can double as a veggie-loaded side OR a delicious breakfast to feed a crowd. This Vegetable Strata is piled high with cheese, bread, and tons of veggies to please the crowd.
Heyyyyy. So. Last minute me has made you a really-awesome make-ahead dish.
We talked the other-day about my lack of new Thanksgiving recipes but here we are – ta-daaaaa! A dish that can do double duty.
Breakfast for a crowd? Check.
Hearty awesome side dish? Check Check.
Reason to eat lots of sourdough bread? Check. Check. Check.
In past years, especially around holidays, I can rely on you guys to EAT UP recipes like this Bacon Spinach Breakfast Casserole, which is essentially a strata (kitchen code for bread pieces baked in eggs and milk and cheese) or Christmas Morning Casserole. You know breakfast is my main gig – like if I could get everyone to show up at 7 am for every kind of sweet roll, egg bake, pancake, and bacon I would be in holiday heaven – so I thought it was fitting to work it into something that will stand alone at brunch but will also completely complement your turkey.
- For the sweet potatoes, you can use a frozen pre-cooked variety. You can also roast them ahead of time (I did mine the day before with a batch of other veggies we were having for dinner) or you can use leftovers!
- You can use cheddar or Swiss cheese in place of the fontina. Fontina is deliciously creamy and mild, and not oily, but it can also get a little bit pricey.
- If you need meat, add bacon. Always add bacon.