*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Vegetable Cheese Casserole
 
 Recipe By     : Jo Anne Merrill
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :1:15
 Categories    : Casseroles                       Vegetables
                 Cheese/eggs
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8                    whole-wheat bread slices
      3/4  cup           Gruyere cheese -- shredded
      1/4  cup           chopped green onions
    3                    eggs -- slightly beaten
    1 1/4  cups          milk
      1/4  cup           mayonnaise
      1/2  teaspoon      Tabasco sauce
      1/2  teaspoon      ground basil -- * see note
    1      dash          salt
    2                    tomatoes -- sliced
 
 * Use 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil if preferred. Substitute Swiss 
 cheese for Gruyere if preferred.
 
      1. Use a 9 x 9-inch pan or baking dish. Grease the pan with 
 margarine. Place 4 slices of the bread in the bottom of pan. Sprinkle with 
 1/2 cup of the cheese and the green onions. Top with remaining bread 
 slices.
      2. Combine eggs, milk, mayonnaise, Tabasco, basil and salt in small 
 bowl; mix well. Pour the egg mixture over the bread; press so bread is 
 covered with the liquid.
      3. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes or longer.
      4. Uncover and top with thin slices of tomatoes and sprinkle with the 
 remaining cheese. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven 30-35 minutes. It is 
 done when a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 10-15 
 minutes before serving.
 
 
 
 
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