cheesy bread casserole
  • (2 tsp.) unsalted butter
  • (2 cups) onion, chopped
  • (1 Tbsp.) sugar
  • (4 cups) broccoli florets
  • (1/2 tsp.) dried basil
  • (1/2 tsp.) dried oregano
  • (1/3 cup) water
  • (12 slices) multigrain bread, halved diagonally
  • (2 oz.) reduced-fat swiss cheese, shredded
  • (1/2 cup) grated Parmesan cheese
  • (5) eggs, lightly beaten
  • (3) egg whites, lightly beaten
  • (2 cups) fat-free milk
  • (2 Tbsp.) dijon mustard
  • (1/4 tsp.) ground black pepper



Cheesy Bread Casserole

Multigrain bread triangles topped with layers of herbed broccoli, eggs and two kinds of cheese.

Preparation Time

About 20 minutes (plus 2 hrs chilling)

Cook Time

About 1 hour


  1. 1Spray an 11×7 in. baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange bread triangles in an even layer in the bottom of the pan, all in the same direction.
  2. 2Place a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter. When melted, add onion and sugar. Cook 6-7 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
  3. 3Add broccoli, basil and oregano and cook another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water and cook another 1-2 minutes, then take off the heat.
  4. 4In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard and pepper, set aside. Top bread with an even layer each of broccoli mixture, Swiss and Parmesan cheese.
  5. 5Place remaining bread triangles on top, all in the opposite direction as before. Pour eggs over top and press it into the bread.
  6. 6Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, up to overnight.
  7. 7Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake 55-60 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of casserole

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 273
  • Total Fat 8.6 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 31.8 g
  • Protein 19 g
  • Cholesterol — mg
  • Sodium 480 mg
  • Fiber 7.6 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Recipe Subcategory: Casseroles

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.