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Bacon & Cheddar Strata Recipe

Bacon & Cheddar Strata Recipe

I prepare this sunrise specialty the day before Christmas so we have something cheesy and hearty to warm our tummies while we open gifts the next morning. The key to its perfection is to let it set overnight.—Deb Healey, Cold Lake, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 45 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 pound Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped
  • 8 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 8 slices white bread, cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon in batches until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble into a small bowl. Add red pepper, onions and tomatoes. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half each of the bread, bacon mixture and cheese. Top with remaining bread and bacon mixture.
  • 2. In another bowl, combine eggs, milk, mayonnaise and seasonings. Pour over top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, covered, 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-10 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 340 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 168mg cholesterol, 736mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein.

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AENesko User ID: 5375438 146571
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"This was so good! I would absolutely make this again. I followed the suggestion of another reviewer and used 8 eggs. Also, after uncovering, I did have to bake it for 15 - 20 minutes instead of the 5 - 10 it called for."

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 190076
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"Very nice - took it into work and brought home an empty pan."

f00d3 User ID: 1823087 121081
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I fixed this for breakfast the morning after Christmas. Granddaughter said it was "amazing"! I used 8 eggs as others suggested and added 1/2 pound of sausage to the bacon. Will be making again!"

scrapo User ID: 2908723 118036
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2012

"Very good! Although I think either I should have cooked it at 375 degrees covered or maybe 1 hr covered and then 5 - 10 uncovered, the middle wasn't done. (so we just ate around the middle, saved that for re-heating leftovers.) Also used 8 eggs and 1% millk."

Tinaschwab User ID: 1842951 171449
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2012

"I knew my bacon lovin' family would love this. I was right. I substituted some slightly stale Italian bread. Something a little chewy. It was delicious!"

ilka896 User ID: 6549264 211606
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

"Very delicious. Sucks you have to leave it overnight because it just looks and smells so delicious you can't wait to eat it."

PhylB User ID: 6118018 110143
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2012

"Made this for a breakfast at work, everyone loved it.

easy to make. I used Skim (Fat Free) Milk in place of 2%. Couldn't tell the difference"

gwashington1961 User ID: 6420190 118035
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2012

"A truly wonderful recipe for a hearty morning meal that doesn't require you to get up at the crack of dawn. Make it the night before, let it sit covered in the refrigerator overnight. Pop it in the oven before making the morning coffee. Yum!"

dowbow User ID: 5828468 128747
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"I looked at this recipe because we have lots of eggs. I thought strata contained eggs. Our chickens are laying real good and I need recipes for eggs. HOWEVER the recipe was very good, and like kcc mine was flatter, but oh so good!"

iowayanksfan User ID: 4137551 190074
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"instead of using the cubed bread, try cubed potatoes."

kcc1108 User ID: 6410537 146570
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2012

"Mine came out a bit flatter than the picture but tasted awesome; even reheated a few days later."

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