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Caramelized Onion and Canadian Bacon Strata

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Preheat oven to 375°.

  5. 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.