For us, if a dish includes bacon in any way, shape, or form, it automatically is labeled “the best” in our books. Like this Best Bacon Strata! It’s fluffy, savory, cheesy, and full of fresh veggies, but we think the obvious star of the show is that bacon mixed right in. It provides that meaty, salty taste we just love to experience first thing in the morning! The Best Bacon Strata is truly the best way to start any day! You should try it for yourself!

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Ingredients

  • 8 strips bacon, cooked and drained, chopped
  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen cut asparagus, thawed and well-drained
  • 3/4 cup roasted red sweet peppers, drained and chopped
  • 12 slices dry white bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard or 3 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
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Directions

Step 1 –Lightly coat a rectangular 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray.

Step 2 –In a medium bowl, combine the bacon, the asparagus, and the red peppers.

Step 3 –Place 1/2 of the bread cubes in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

Step 4 –Top the bread cubes with 1/2 of the bacon mixture and 1/2 of the Swiss cheese.

Step 5 –Repeat the layers once, starting with the remaining bread cubes and ending with the remaining Swiss cheese.

Step 6 –In a large bowl, whisk the eggs.

Step 7 –Whisk the milk, the mustard, the salt, and the cayenne pepper into the eggs.

Step 8 –Evenly pour the egg mixture over the bread mixture.

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Step 9 –Use the back of a spoon to gently press down on the layers to moisten all of the bread cubes.

Step 10 –Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Step 11 –Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 12 –Bake the strata, uncovered, until it is puffed, golden, and set, about 50 minutes-1 hour.

Step 13 –Let the strata stand for 10 minutes.

Step 14 –Serve.