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Healthified Bacon, Cheese and Tomato Strata

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Bacon and cheese are foods that add a lot of flavor, but sometimes you don't need much. Try sharp reduced-fat Cheddar for even more of a flavor-boost.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

7
cups lightly packed 1-inch cubes French bread (8 oz)
2
cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
2
cups chopped plum (Roma) tomatoes (6 medium)
6
eggs or 1 1/2 cups fat-free egg product
1 1/2
cups fat-free (skim) milk
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
6
slices bacon

Directions

  • 1 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Spread bread in baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 1/2 cups of the cheese; mix lightly with bread. Sprinkle with tomatoes.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, mustard, basil and salt with fork or wire whisk; pour over bread mixture. Cover tightly and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp; drain on paper towel.
  • 4 Crumble bacon. Sprinkle bacon and remaining 1/2 cup cheese over strata. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take: Healthified

  • Calories Reduced By 50
  • Fat Reduced By 5g
  • Saturated Fat Reduced By 3 1/2g
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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Before After
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz) 2 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
6 eggs 6 eggs or 1 1/2 cups fat-free egg product
1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/2 cups fat-free (skim) milk
Nutritional Highlights
Calories
 
 
210 (before)
160 (after)
Saturated Fat
 
 
6 g (before)
2 1/2 g (after)
Total Fat
 
 
12 g (before)
7 g (after)

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 04/14/2011. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
510mg
510%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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