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Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Strata

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • 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

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 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.

EXPERT 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.

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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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