Leek & Cheese Strata

  • 1 loaf Tuscan Pane, cubed
  • 1 pkg leeks, rinsed and thinly-sliced
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 qt half and half (or milk)
  • 1 Petite Basque cheese, rind removed and grated
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 350°. Butter a 9×13 baking dish.

Saute leeks in butter until translucent and soft – about 5 minutes.

Whisk together eggs, half and half, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add bread cubes, sauteed leeks, and cheese. Mix well.

Pour into buttered pan. Cover with foil and bake about 45 minutes. Uncover, and bake an additional 5 minutes to brown top of dish.