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Bacon and Cheese Strata
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
soaking time
1 hr
Total Time
55 mins
 

This Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Strata goes bold by being piled high with gooey tangy cheddar, crispy bacon, and topped of with fresh herbs.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 216 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • cup (10oz/300ml) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 7 cups (14oz/420g) baguette (preferably slightly stale)
  • 10 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups (6oz/170g) grated cheddar cheese
  • Parsley , finely chopped for garnish
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

  2. Slice the baguette into 1 inch (2 cm ) cubes. 

  3. Place the bread in the bowl followed by the cheese and cooked bacon. Mix together making sure all the bread gets coated. Set aside in the fridge for an hour or until all the egg is soaked into the bread. (I leave mine overnight in the fridge for really good soakage)

  4. To Cook: Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)

  5. Grease a 8 inch springform cake pan. Pour the bread mixture into the cake tin, pat down the bread cubes to compress and scatter over a little more bacon and cheese if you have it. Cover with foil.

  6. Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for a further 10-15 minutes or until firm to touch in the middle.

  7. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before removing the springform and cutting into slices to serve. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!
  8. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Bacon and Cheese Strata
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 147mg49%
Sodium 479mg21%
Potassium 150mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.