Bagel, Lox, and Egg Strata

Bagel, Lox, And Egg Strata Recipe

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)


I've had this recipe saved for years but lost track of it until recently. I'm posting it here for safe-keeping and hope to make it the next time that my daughter's family comes for a weekend.

This is a make-ahead breakfast casserole with bagels and smoked salmon. Viv Raives, Cambria, Calif. was the $400 winner in the Egg Stratas and Casseroles Category, (May 2002) for a contest for Better Homes and Gardens.


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25 Min
45 Min


  • 1/4 c
    butter, melted
  • 8 c
    bagels (4-6, cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 3 oz
    smoked salmon (lox style, thinly sliced, cut into small pieces))
  • 2 c
    swiss cheese or monteray jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c
    fresh chives, snipped
  • 8
    eggs, beaten
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    cottage cheese
  • 1/4 tsp

How to Make Bagel, Lox, and Egg Strata


  1. Place melted butter in a 3-qt rectangular baking dish, spreading to cover the bottom.
  2. Spread bagel pieces evenly in prepared dish.
  3. Sprinkle lox, cheese, and chives evenly over bagel pieces.
  4. In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, cottage cheese, and pepper.
  5. Pour over layers in dish.
  6. Press down gently using the back of a wooden spoon to moisten all of the ingredients.
  7. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hrs.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  9. Bake, uncovered, about 45 minutes or until set and edges are puffed and golden.
  10. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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About Bagel, Lox, and Egg Strata

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American

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