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This dish has fewer than 20g of total carbs--about half of what you'll find in classic bread-based casseroles. Greek yogurt, eggs, and cheese pack a mighty protein punch, while a touch of bacon seasons to perfection. The strata is best if allowed to soak overnight. Not only does this build in make-ahead convenience, it also allows the bread to fully absorb the egg mixture--yielding a creamy texture inside, while the top bread pieces get delightfully crisp.

Sidney Fry, MS, RD
This Story Originally Appeared On cookinglight.com

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Credit: Hector Manuel Sanchez; Food Styling: Karen Rankin; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe Summary test

active:
20 mins
total:
9 hrs 40 mins
Yield:
Serves 6 (serving size: about 3/4 cup)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving 1 1/2 tablespoons drippings in skillet; discard any remaining drippings. Finely chop bacon; set aside.

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  • Add onion and garlic to drippings in skillet over medium-high heat; cook, stirring occa­sionally, until onion is browned and tender, about 10 minutes. Add spinach; cook until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Toss together chopped bacon, onion mixture, bread cubes, and cheese in a large bowl. Arrange mixture evenly in an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray.

  • Combine milk, yogurt, eggs, egg whites, mustard, pepper, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until well combined. Pour evenly over bread mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; let strata stand at room temperature as oven preheats. Bake strata in preheated oven until top of strata is browned and a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let strata stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

287 calories; fat 14g; saturated fat 6.1g; mono fat 4.4g; poly fat 1.8g; protein 19g; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 149mg; iron 2mg; sodium 546mg; calcium 307mg; sugars 6g; added sugar 1g.
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