Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Strata

Hosting a brunch is a breeze when you make a do-ahead egg bake.

  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 3 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 12

Ingredients

7
cups lightly packed 1-inch cubes French bread (8 oz)
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
2
cups chopped roma (plum) tomatoes (6 medium)
6
eggs
1 1/2
cups milk
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
6
slices bacon
  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread bread in baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 1/2 cups of the cheese; mix lightly with bread. Sprinkle with tomatoes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, mustard, basil and salt with fork or wire whisk; pour over bread mixture. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp; drain on paper towel.
  • 4 Crumble bacon. Sprinkle bacon and remaining 1/2 cup cheese over strata. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    210
    (
    Calories from Fat
    110),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    12g
    12%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    130mg
    130%;
    Sodium
    460mg
    460%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    13g
    13%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    3g
    3%
    ),
    Protein
    12g
    12%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    6%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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