Bacon, Spinach, & Cheddar Strata
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups cubed day old Italian bread (about ½- 1 inch cubes)
  • 5 pieces bacon (chopped)
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach (thawed and squeezed of any moisture)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese (please don't buy the pre-shredded stuff!)
  • 8 eggs divided
  • 2 cups milk divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Cook bacon in a small sauté pan over medium heat until crispy. Drain on paper towel. Reserve grease. Cook onion in the same pan over a medium heat until soft, about three minutes.
  2. Mix bread, onion, bacon, spinach, and salt in a large bowl. Spread evenly in a greased 2½ qt casserole dish.
  3. Mix 5 eggs, 1 ½ cups milk, and salt in the same bowl. Pour over bread mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. When ready to bake, remove from fridge. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix remaining eggs (3) and remaining milk (1/2 cup) together. Pour over egg/bread mixture and use a spoon or spatula to make sure the egg is evenly spread and falls into all the cervices.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until puffed and brown.
Recipe by Cooking for Keeps at