Crab and Spinach Strata

Prepared pesto adds flavorful to a mild crabmeat and egg casserole with make-ahead convenience.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 9 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

9
or 10 slices (1/2 inch thick) French bread
1/2
cup basil pesto
2
cups finely shredded Swiss cheese (8 oz)
1
package (12 oz) refrigerated chunk-style imitation crabmeat
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain*
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
8
eggs
1 1/2
cups milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange bread slices in single layer in bottom of baking dish. Cut remaining bread into cubes to fill in empty spaces.
  • 2 Spread pesto over bread. Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cheese. Layer imitation crabmeat, spinach, bell pepper, onion and remaining 1 cup cheese over bread.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat eggs, milk and salt until well blended. Pour over mixture in baking dish. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake uncovered 45 to 55 minutes or until set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    380
    (
    Calories from Fat
    210),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    255mg
    255%;
    Sodium
    860mg
    860%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    25g
    25%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    70%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    40%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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