Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Strata

Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Strata

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

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

3:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Success Hint
Roma tomatoes aren’t as juicy as regular slicing tomatoes, but they hold their shape better during baking and cooking.
Serve-With
For a holiday brunch, serve this breakfast casserole with sliced quick breads and a citrus fruit salad sprinkled with pomegranate seeds.
Special Touch
Instead of sprinkling with shredded cheese, arrange star-shaped cheese cutouts on top of the strata.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 210
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 130mg;
  • Sodium 460mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 12g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.