Asparagus, Bacon and Cheese Strata

5
Total Time
35 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Stratas make an excellent breakfast or brunch, and they give you the perfect opportunity to use up leftover vegetables, lean meats and day-old bread.

Ingredients

olive oil

2 tsp, or vegetable oil

uncooked turkey bacon

4 slice(s), diced

uncooked onion(s)

½ cup(s), diced

uncooked asparagus

2 cup(s), fresh, or frozen and thawed, cut into 1-inch pieces

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

reduced-calorie whole wheat bread

6 slice(s)

egg(s)

4 large

egg white(s)

5 large

fat free skim milk

¾ cup(s)

Dijon mustard

2 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp, divided

WeightWatchers Reduced Fat Mexican style blend shredded cheese

1 cup(s), about 4 oz

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add onion and asparagus; sauté until vegetable are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from pan and set aside.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Off heat, coat same skillet with cooking spray. Arrange bread slices tightly in bottom of skillet.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over bread and allow milk mixture to soak in entirely (like when you make French toast). Sprinkle bread with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.
  5. Place skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Cook, shaking pan frequently to promote even cooking, until almost cooked through to the top, about 4 or 5 minutes.
  6. Place skillet under broiler to set eggs, about 2 minutes. Remove skillet from broiler; top with bacon-vegetable mixture, cheddar cheese and remaining tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. Place skillet under broiler again until cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes. Slice into 6 pieces and serve. Yields 1 piece per serving.

Notes

If you don’t have an oven-proof skillet, cover the handle with aluminum foil before broiling.

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