Caramelized Onion and Canadian Bacon Strata

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A strata is always a good option for a make-ahead meal since you assemble it in advance.
6 servings


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1 teaspoon butter
1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onion
1 1/3 cups finely chopped red bell pepper
3/4 cup chopped Canadian bacon
6 cups (1-inch) cubed sourdough bread (about 12 ounces)
Cooking spray
2 cups 1% low-fat milk
1 1/2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 large egg whites
2 large eggs
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese


Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 4 minutes. Reduce heat; cook 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper; cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in bacon.

Arrange 3 cups bread in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with half of onion mixture. Repeat layer with remaining bread and onion mixture.

Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (milk through eggs) in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture, and top with the cheese. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Let the casserole stand 30 minutes at room temperature. Uncover and bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Created date

January 2001

Nutritional Information

Calories 340
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 11.5 g
Satfat 5.7 g
Monofat 3.7 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 21.8 g
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Iron 2.4 mg
Sodium 926 mg
Calcium 358 mg