Cheddar-Bacon-Asparagus Strata Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Cheddar-Bacon-Asparagus Strata Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 10 hrs

Cheddar-Bacon-Asparagus Strata

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"I made this for my family last Easter and it was devoured. It is easy to assemble and tastes great. A real family pleaser."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins
  • READY IN

    9 hrs 45 mins

Directions

  1. Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble the bacon and set aside.
  2. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Cover and bring the water to a boil. Add the asparagus, cover, and steam until bright green but still crunchy, about 5 minutes. Remove asparagus and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt, and pepper until smooth and well combined.
  4. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Layer the bread slices into the bottom of the dish, cutting and fitting extra slices as needed to fill spaces. Sprinkle 1 cup of Cheddar cheese over the bread, followed by the diced onion. Arrange asparagus spears and red bell pepper in a layer over the onion. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over the red bell pepper; top with another layer of bread slices, cutting and filling in spaces as before. Pour the egg-milk mixture evenly over the casserole, and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. Bake the casserole for 50 minutes; sprinkle 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese over the top of the casserole, return to the oven, and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling and a knife inserted into the center of the casserole comes out clean, 10 to 15 more minutes.
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Apr 12, 2010

The three major food groups ~ bacon, asparagus, cheese ~ all baked together resulting in one delicious brunch recipe. Instead of steaming the asparagus, I simply cut into bite-sized pieces and sauteed it along with the onion and bell pepper, then mixed the cooled veg with the eggs and bread instead of layering. Baked covered for the first 30 min, then removed the foil for the remaining time. Perfect.

 
Mar 29, 2010

Really easy and good! I added more spices such as hot pepper flakes and parsley.

 

10 Ratings

Apr 12, 2010

This was good and very simple to make. I halved the recipe and used an 8x8 Pyrex dish which worked very well. I had an abundance of leftover Easter ham, so I used that in place of the bacon. It's all pig, right?

 
Apr 05, 2010

I served it for Easter brunch. The taste and texture were great, but it wasn't as visually pleasing as I would like it to be, and it was a hard to serve because the asparagus spears made it hard to make neat cuts. Still worth it, though. Next time, I will take more time to cut the bread so it makes a precise top and use a super sharp knife to make neater serving pieces.

 
Jul 02, 2010

Very tasty! The only thing I changed was I left out the red pepper. Didn't really like the sound of it in there, and I'm glad I didn't add it. I brought it to a dinner party, and everyone really enjoyed it :)

 
Jan 03, 2011

My family gobbled this up Christmas morning. A hard group to please all around; not one negative comment and barely a piece left for me!

 
Apr 05, 2010

Wonderful. Served for guests and they all thought it was delicious.

 
Mar 11, 2012

While mine is definitely a custom version, I think that since I primarily stuck with the original recipe, that I can safely rate the original. Changes: halved the recipe; did not steam asparagus, but cut into pieces; used only five pieces meaty bacon; used EXTREMELY dry little under 1/2 of a baguette; used dijon-style mustard (not powered); used sharp cheddar, Mexican, and gouda cheeses; omitted red or green pepper; used part of a shallot; layered bread, asparagus, bacon, shallot, and cheese 2x; covered in foil and baked for an hour. Absolutely drool-worthy - so much so my husband took a photo of it!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 483 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.7 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 266 mg
  • 89%
  • Fat
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 1311 mg
  • 52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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