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Sliced breakfast strata with calamata olives and roasted red peppers in a baking dish

Italian-Style Breakfast Strata

Italian food for breakfast? Heck yeah! Our strata recipe is loaded with Italian flavors, from roasted red peppers, to Calamata olives, to roasted tomatoes. And lots of cheese, of course.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Drain and chop peppers, pepperazzi, olives, and tomatoes. Set aside.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat and add the sausage. Saute until browned, breaking it up into small bite-sized pieces, about 7 minutes. Transfer the sausage to a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add the peppers, pepperazzi, olives and tomatoes and sauté for about 4 minutes. Transfer to the same bowl with the sausage and add the green onions and parsley. Mix everything together until well-combined and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Set aside.
  5. Mix the melted butter and oil with a fork.
  6. Brush a heavy 9x13-inch baking pan with a bit of the butter-oil mixture.
  7. Place 16 sheets of the filo dough on a clean and lightly damp kitchen towel. Trim the filo sheets slightly with a pair of scissors, and cover with another clean and lightly damp towel. Keep the filo covered as much as you can while working.
  8. Line the baking pan with 1 filo sheet. Brush generously with the butter-oil mixture. Fold in excess filo. Repeat with next 7 sheets.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the last filo sheet with grated Parmesan cheese.
  10. Lay the next 8 sheets of filo, one sheet at a time. Brush each sheet with the butter-olive oil mixture, but do not fold in the excess. Drape any excess filo to make a “nest” for the filling.
  11. Spread the strata filling evenly across the pan lined with filo dough. Pour in the egg-milk mixture, and fold in the excess filo to encase the filling.
  12. Bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until the eggs dry and the strata filling puffs up. Remove from heat; wait 4-5 minutes and cut into 12 squares. Serve warm.

Italian-Style Breakfast Strata

Italian food for breakfast? Heck yeah! Our strata recipe is loaded with Italian flavors, from roasted red peppers, to Calamata olives, to roasted tomatoes. And lots of cheese, of course.