Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray
Total:
13 hr 35 min
Active:
25 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • Butter, for greasing and to dot the top
  • 1/4 cup EVOO 
  • 2 to 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 
  • 2 cubanelle peppers 
  • 1 large red sweet pepper 
  • 1 red onion, chopped 
  • 1 chile pepper, Fresno, jalapeno or Italian cherry, thinly sliced or finely chopped 
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes 
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 8 eggs 
  • 1 pint cream or half-and-half 
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped 
  • Small handful fresh basil leaves, torn or sliced 
  • 6 cups chopped or torn stale bread, white or peasant-style 

Directions

Grease a casserole dish with some butter, set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat with the EVOO. Add the garlic, cubanelles, sweet peppers, onions and chiles, then stir. Cook to tender-crisp, 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat and cool.

Whisk together the eggs, cream, half of the cheese, the parsley, basil and some salt and pepper.

Arrange the bread and cooled vegetables in the casserole dish, it will mound up a bit. Pour the eggs over top of the casserole and top with the remaining cheese and a few dots of butter. Cover and chill overnight or a couple of days ahead.

To serve, bring the casserole to room temperature. Then bake at 375 degrees F until cooked through, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Panzanella

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Spicy Strata

Recipe courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

Tomato Strata

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Strawberry Strata

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Berry Strata

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Spring Panzanella

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Winter Panzanella

Recipe courtesy of Michael Chiarello

Cooking Tips

How to Poach Eggs Perfectly

Watch videos from Cooking Channel shows and chefs. Learn to prepare feature recipes and relive your favorite moments

On TV

Unwrapped

7am | 6c

Unwrapped

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped

8am | 7c

Unwrapped

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Donut Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Donut Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12pm | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30pm | 11:30c
1pm | 12c
2pm | 1c
3pm | 2c
4pm | 3c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Dinner at Tiffani's

8pm | 7c

Tia Mowry at Home

8:30pm | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30pm | 8:30c

Unwrapped

10pm | 9c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Tia Mowry at Home

12:30am | 11:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

1am | 12c

Unwrapped 2.0

1:30am | 12:30c

Unwrapped

2am | 1c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

So Much Pretty Food Here