Bacon and Cheese Strata

I admit that breakfast is not my favorite meal of the day.  However, every now and then I come across something that makes me believe in breakfast again. The following recipe from Weight Watches is delicious, healthy, and easy to make. It is a great way to begin your day.  If you don’t have time for this in the morning then make it for a brunch or even dinner. Dinner is a great time for hearty breakfast feasts. Having breakfast for dinner is also economical.

Bacon and Cheese Strata

  • 4 slice(s) uncooked turkey bacon, diced   
  • 1/2 cup(s) (chopped) uncooked onion(s), diced    
  • 2 cup(s) uncooked asparagus, fresh, or frozen and thawed, cut into 1-inch pieces   
  • 1 spray(s) cooking spray
  •  6 slice(s) reduced-calorie whole wheat bread    
  • 4 large egg(s)    
  • 5 large egg white(s)    
  • 3/4 cup(s) fat-free skim milk   
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard   
  • 1/2 tsp table salt   
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground   
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, divided   
  • 1 cup(s) low-fat shredded cheddar cheese, about 4 oz   


  • 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 vegetable are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from pan and set aside.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Off heat, coat same skillet with cooking spray. Arrange bread slices tightly in bottom of skillet.
  • 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.
  • Place skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Cook, shaking pan frequently to promote even cooking, until almost cooked through to the top, about 4 or 5 minutes.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.
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About Richele McFarlin

Richele is a Christian homeschooling mom to four children, writer and business owner. Her collegiate background is in educational psychology. Although it never prepared her for playing Candyland, grading science, chasing a toddler, doing laundry and making dinner at the same time.