Smoked Gouda & Swiss Chard Strata

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour


10 servings

Updated: Oct. 03, 2022
I shared this impressive strata with friends at their new home. For special occasions, change up the veggies and cheese. I’ve used tomatoes, spinach and cheddar. —Kim Forni, Laconia, New Hampshire
Smoked Gouda & Swiss Chard Strata Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 10 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 pound Swiss chard, leaves chopped and stems julienned
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 12 slices white bread, toasted and cubed
  • 2 cups smoked Gouda or smoked Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 10 large eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. Cook chard stems and onion in reserved drippings over medium heat until tender, about 4 minutes. Add chard leaves and red pepper; cook 2 minutes. Drain.
  2. Lightly grease a 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with half the bread cubes, half the vegetable mixture and half the cheeses. Repeat layers.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients until well blended. Pour over layers; press down slightly. Sprinkle bacon over top. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 325°. Remove strata from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake until puffy, lightly browned and set, about 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 509 calories, 31g fat (14g saturated fat), 257mg cholesterol, 1055mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.