California Avocado Strata with Monterey Pepper Cheese

Total Time: 55 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 390
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 10g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 190mg
Sodium 590mg
Total Carbs 26g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 18g
Potassium 482mg

Vitamin A 803 (IU); Vitamin C 6 mg; Calcium 360 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 48 (IU); Folate 96 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 35%; Iron 10%


*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

An easy make-ahead breakfast casserole of bread, eggs, Monterey Jack cheese and avocado. A great way to use leftover bread.

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Serves: 4

4 oz. French bread, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks 3 Eggs 1 1/3 cups 2% milk 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper 1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese with hot peppers 2 medium green onions, chopped, white part only 1 small Roma tomato, diced
  1. Coat an 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Place half of the bread cubes in the pan, top with 1/2 of the avocado and the green onions. Top with the remaining bread cubes and avocado.
  2. Whisk eggs with milk, mustard, cayenne, salt and black pepper in a medium bowl. Pour evenly over the bread mixture. Sprinkle evenly with 1/2 of the cheese. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.
  3. Remove from refrigerator. Let the casserole stand for 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake in oven for 35 minutes uncovered. Remove casserole and sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese and tomatoes and bake for 10 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let casserole stand for 20 minutes before serving to allow flavors to absorb.

Yield (Liquid): 8-inch casserole

Serving Suggestions: Serve with fresh fruit and Canadian bacon slices, if desired.


*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

We have dozens of avocado toast recipes and breakfast recipes. And whether you want to use sliced or mashed California Avocados for your breakfast recipes, it is helpful to know how ripen an avocado and chose the ripeness you need.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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