Bacon and Cheddar Strata

5
Total Time
43 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

canola oil

2 tsp

uncooked turkey bacon

4 slice(s), cut into 1/4-inch pieces

uncooked asparagus

2 cup(s), (1-inch) pieces, or diced green bell pepper

uncooked onion(s)

1 small, chopped

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

grated Parmesan cheese

2 Tbsp

reduced-fat cheddar cheese

4 oz, (about 1 cup), shredded

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring, until browned, about 4 minutes. Add asparagus and onion; cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to plate and keep warm.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Spray same skillet with nonstick spray. Arrange slices of bread in bottom of skillet, fitting them snugly and overlapping as needed.
  4. Whisk together eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper in medium bowl; pour over bread, allowing milk mixture to soak in. Sprinkle bread with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan. Set skillet over medium heat and cook, shaking pan frequently, until egg mixture is almost cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  5. Place skillet under broiler 5 inches from heat and broil until egg mixture is set, about 2 minutes. Remove skillet from broiler (leave broiler on); top bread with bacon-asparagus mixture, Cheddar, and remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Return to broiler until Cheddar is melted, about 2 minutes longer.
  6. Per serving: 1 1/2 cups

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