Turkey Cheese Strata
A hearty meal-in-a-dish offers meat, bread, vegetables and eggs for any time of day – brunch, lunch or supper.
15 min.prep time
12 slices (8 cups) white bread, cubed
3 cups chopped cooked turkey or chicken
1 (16-ounce) package frozen pepper and onion stir-fry mix, thawed, patted dry with paper towel
12 ounces (3 cups) shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups milk
6 slices crisply cooked bacon, chopped
Butter 13x9-inch glass baking dish with 1 tablespoon butter. Layer half of bread cubes in dish. Top with chopped turkey, stir-fry mix and 2 cups cheese. Top with remaining bread cubes.
Melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter; drizzle over bread cubes. Beat milk and eggs in medium bowl with wire whisk. Slowly pour egg mixture over ingredients in dish; top with bacon. Let stand 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oven to 350°F. Bake 50 minutes; top with remaining 1 cup cheese. Continue baking 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
- You can make this breakfast dish the night before. Prepare as directed. Do not top with remaining 1 cup cheese. Cover; refrigerate. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350°F for 50 minutes. Top with 1 cup cheese. Continue baking 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.
- To speed up preparation, purchase ready-to-use bacon pieces, found in the salad dressing aisle of the grocery store, instead of cooking slices of bacon.
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