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Asparagus, Bacon and Cheese Strata

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“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.”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
1 Strata
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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 vegetables 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 break 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 on the top, about 4 to 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.
  7. NOTES:
  8. If you don't have an oven-proof skillet, cover the handle with aluminum foil before broiling.

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