Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Strata

Eggs combine with cheese, bacon, and bread to become a fluffy cheese strata that no one can resist! This is an easy recipe for guys who want to surprise that special someone with breakfast in bed!

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

12 thick slices white bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh mushrooms (optional)
12 eggs
2 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Directions

Toss cubed bread with bacon, cheese, and mushrooms, and pour into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Whisk together eggs, half-and-half, and mustard until smooth, then pour evenly over cubed bread. Cover dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).

Remove plastic wrap from the baking dish, and bake strata in preheated oven for about 1 hour until the top is golden brown, and the eggs are set. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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