Bacon and Cheese Strata

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Bacon and Cheese Strata

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Round strata filled with bread, eggs, bacon, and melted cheese on white cake stand

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Recipe Data

10
Servings
2hr45min
Prep
4hr
Total

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    Description

    Looking for a make-ahead tip? Assemble this hearty egg bake the night before, giving the bread time to soak up the dish's flavors. Bake the next morning to golden perfection.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 10
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    Hy-Vee vegetable shortening, for greasing
    12 oz.Hy-Vee bacon
    ½(20-oz.) loaf Hy-Vee Bakery Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
    4 oz.smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
    1(4-oz.) cup Hy-Vee shredded sharp Cheddar Cheese
    12Hy-Vee large eggs
    2 ½ c.Hy-Vee half-and-half
    ½ tsp.Hy-Vee salt
    1 tbsp.fresh parsley, chopped

    Things To Grab

    • 8-inch springform pan
    • Skillet
    • Whisk
    • Medium bowl
    • Plastic wrap
    • Rimmed baking pan

    Directions

    1. Grease an 8-inch springform pan with removable bottom. Wrap outside of pan with heavy foil; set aside.
    2. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp; drain and coarsely chop. Spread half of bread cubes in prepared pan. Top evenly with half of both cheeses and half of the bacon. Repeat layers with remaining bread cubes, cheeses and bacon.
    3. Whisk together eggs, half-and-half and salt in a medium bowl. Carefully pour over layers in pan. Using the back of a spoon, gently press down on layers to moisten all of the bread. Cover pan with plastic wrap. Place in a rimmed baking pan and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
    4. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake, uncovered, for 1 1/4 hours or until filling is set in center (160F). Let stand for 15 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish with parsley.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    470 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 30g
    • Cholesterol: 350mg
    • Sodium: 910mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 23g
    • Protein: 27g

    Daily Values

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    Vitamin A 15%
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    Vitamin C 2%
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    Iron 10%
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    Calcium 25%