Bacon Spinach Strata

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Still haven’t found that perfect dish for Easter brunch? Looking for a breakfast you can make ahead of time for easier mornings? Just want something new and delicious to enjoy? Then you need to try this Bacon Spinach Strata! It’s easy, cheesy and savory, and packed full of ingredients everybody will love. Watch how it’s made and give it a try!

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BACON SPINACH STRATA
Serves 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

You’ll Need
– 10 ounces pepper bacon, diced
– 1-½ cups onion, diced
– 8 ounces (1 cup) spinach
– 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
– ½ teaspoon black pepper, divided
– ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
– 7 cups tale rustic bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
– 6 eggs
– 1-¼ cups whole milk
– 2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese, divided

How To

  1. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the bacon and cook until the fat has rendered.
  3. Add the onions and sauté until translucent.
  4. Add the spinach and cook until just wilted. Season with ½ teaspoon of the salt, ¼ teaspoon of the pepper, and the nutmeg. Allow to cool.
  5. Whisk the eggs, milk and remaining salt and pepper in a bowl.
  6. Place half of the bread into a gallon-sized Ziploc bag. Add 1-½ cups of the cheese and the bacon-spinach mix, and top with the remaining bread. Pour the egg mix over everything.
  7. Seal the bag and gently massage to evenly mix the ingredients. Place bag in the refrigerator and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius). Spray a 8-inch springform pan with nonstick spray.
  9. Pour the bread mixture into the pan. Top with the remaining ½ cup cheese.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes, until golden brown and bubbly on top.
  11. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before removing from the pan and serving.

Tips

  • Stale bread works best in this recipe. If using fresh bread, it can be cubed and dried out in the oven. To do so, place the bread cubes on a sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177 degrees Celsius) for 15 minutes. The bread should be toasted and dry. Allow to cool and proceed with recipe.
  • Placing the ingredients in the plastic bag will prevent the liquid from leaking out overnight.
  • This recipe can also be made in a 10-inch baking dish. If you use one, you can soak the ingredients in it overnight instead of the plastic bag.

Recipe adapted from Recipe Tin Eats