Spinach and Bacon Strata

Recipe by KathyP53
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READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb bacon, chopped
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 8
    ounces fresh baby spinach leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 2
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1
    teaspoon seasoning salt (I use Paula Dean's house seasoning)
  • 1
    lb Italian bread (cubed)
  • 1 12
    cups freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 3
    cups whole milk
  • 10
    large eggs
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute chopped bacon in large skillet until crisp. Using slotted spoon, remove bacon from skillet to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
  • Reserve small amount of bacon drippings in skillet. Add onion to skillet and saute until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and spinach and saute 2 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt and reserved bacon.
  • Place half bread cubes in a buttered 9x13" baking dish. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the bread, top with half of the spinach mixture. Repeat layering.
  • Whisk milk, eggs, and remaining 1/2 teaspoons of seasoning salt in a large bowl and pour evenly over the strata. Gently push surface of bread down into milk to coat. Chill strata, covered with plastic wrap, at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • Bake strata uncovered until puffed, golden brown, and cooked through, about 45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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