asparagus, bacon and cheese strata

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By Dave Smith
from PIKESVILLE, MD

Stratas make an excellent breakfast or brunch, and they give you the perfect opportunity to use up leftover vegetables, lean meats and day-old bread. WeightWatchers.com: Weight Watchers Recipe - Source: weightwatchers.com

serves 6
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For asparagus, bacon and cheese strata

  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 4 slice
    bacon, uncooked
  • 1/2 c
    onions, vidalia, peeled
  • 2 c
    asparagus, fresh
  • cooking spray
  • 6 slice
    bread, whole wheat
  • 4 lg
    eggs
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    parmesan cheese, fat-free
  • 1 c
    low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
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How To Make asparagus, bacon and cheese strata

  • 1
    Heat oil in a large ovenproof Cast Iron skillet over medium heat.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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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