Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Strata

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 12
Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Strata

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Roma tomatoes aren’t as juicy as regular slicing tomatoes, but they hold their shape better during baking and cooking.
  • For a holiday brunch, serve this breakfast casserole with sliced quick breads and a citrus fruit salad sprinkled with pomegranate seeds.
  • Instead of sprinkling with shredded cheese, arrange star-shaped cheese cutouts on top of the strata.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
130mg
44%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Potassium
190mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
13g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
6%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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