Are you tired of your same old brunch staples? I have a new recipe that you need to try! This bacon egg and cheese strata is so delicious! I actually can’t believe how simple this recipe is, yet its so delicious. My kids absolutely loved it, and they are a tough crowd.
This dish is seriously so easy to make and it reheats like a dream. It is very hardy, so it served my family for a full 3 meals, I think. But honestly, it tastes just as good reheated, so I didn’t mind at all. If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and crowd-pleasing brunch recipe, you need to try this bacon egg and cheese strata. I know you won’t be disappointed.
Easy Bacon Egg and Cheese Strata Recipe
10 oz bacon, diced
6 large eggs
1 1/4 cups milk (I used buttermilk)
1/4 tsp salt
7 cups (packed) any plain bread cut into 1-inch cubes (I used a french loaf)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat and cook the bacon until browned. Remove from the pan and drain on a paper towel.
Next, whisk eggs and milk. Add the bread, 1 1/2 cups of cheese, and the cooked bacon to the egg mixture. Mix well. Cover and set aside in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so the eggs can soak into the bread. You can do this the night before and bake in the morning.
Preheat the oven to 350. Generously spray a springform pan with cooking spray. Pour the bread mixture into the pan and pat down to compress. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and cover loosely with foil.
Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for a further 15 – 20 minutes, until golden on top and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
Allow the bacon egg and cheese strata to rest for 5 minutes before removing the springform. Garnish with parsley, if desired. Enjoy!