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

Recipe by Cooking Light January 2001


Recipe Summary

6 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 11.5g; saturated fat 5.7g; mono fat 3.7g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 21.8g; carbohydrates 37g; fiber 2g; cholesterol 105mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 926mg; calcium 358mg.