Easy caprese strata

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We’ve taken the components of a classic Caprese salad and turned it into a flavorful, moist, layered bake. An easy, warming vegetarian dinner or lunch recipe.


2 cups milk
1/2 cup thickened cream
4 eggs
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 pane de casa loaf, cut into 8 thick slices
2 tomatoes, sliced
120g baby spinach
1 tbs baby capers
1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves, plus extra leaves to serve
3/4 cup grated mozzarella
Extra virgin olive oil spray


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease a 6cm-deep, 20cm x 32cm (6-cup-capacity) baking dish.
  2. Whisk milk, cream, eggs and garlic in a jug until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange bread slices, overlapping, in prepared dish. Arrange tomato and 50g spinach between bread slices. Sprinkle with capers, basil and mozzarella. Pour over milk mixture. Stand for 10 minutes. Spray with oil.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden, crispy and set. Stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with extra basil leaves and serve with remaining baby spinach

recipe notes

Allow for standing time.

Credits: Best Recipes