Caramelized Onion and Canadian Bacon Strata

Total Time
10hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, and sauté 4 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat; cook 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add bell pepper; cook for 1 minute.
  5. Remove from heat; stir in bacon.
  6. Arrange 3 cups bread in an 11x7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; top with half of onion mixture.
  7. Repeat layer with remaining bread and onion mixture.
  8. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (milk through eggs) in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk.
  9. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture, and top with the cheese.
  10. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  11. Preheat oven to 375°F­.
  12. Let the casserole stand 30 minutes at room temperature.
  13. Uncover and bake at 375°F­ for 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  14. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

This was easier to make than I expected and completely delicious (we ate WAY too much of it). I had a little trouble fitting it into an 11x7 pan; next time I'll go with a 12x8 or 9x13.

Sarah Lewis September 22, 2011

This strata was very good. We particularly liked the spicy brown mustard. It added a very nice flavor. The only thing that I will change next time is the amount of egg. We prefer more an egg texture than bread, so I will try 1.5 the amount of eggs next time to see if we like that better.

NatalieC January 07, 2010

Delicious! This was a mighty fine way to use up some day-old homemade sourdough bread I had laying around. I used Gruyère for the cheese and guess I should confess, I did add a tad extra. :) We loved it--thanks for posting!

GaylaJ March 31, 2006

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