I’m a sucker for a strata. Something magical happens when bacon, eggs, bread and cheese come together.
I was in need of a quick delicious breakfast a few weeks ago and I came up with this little recipe. It is super easy and most of the ingredients are pantry staples.
The individual ramekins add a little touch, perfect for a brunch gathering. Nothing revolutionary, just plain delicious.
Mix the eggs, milk, salt and some of the green onions together.
Place one layer of cubed bread in each ramekin.
Pour in enough of the egg mixture to cover the first layer. Sprinkle the bacon and red pepper in each one.
Cover with the remaining bread, egg mixture and cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until set.
Simple, delicious and incredibly easy. Enjoy!
Bacon & Red Pepper Stratas
¾ c milk
¼ tsp salt
5 cups day old bread, cubed
6 slices of bacon, diced
½ red pepper, diced
3 green onions, sliced
1 ½ c mozzarella cheese, grated
2 tbsp butter
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook bacon in a skillet on medium high until crisp, remove from skillet and drain on a plate with a paper kitchen towel. Place the red pepper into the same skillet, just until soft- approx 5 minutes, remove and drain with bacon.
Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk, salt, 2/3 of the sliced green onion in a bowl until well combined. Take the cubed bread and make one layer on the bottom of each of the 6 ramekins. Pour the egg mixture in each ramekin until the bottom layer is covered. Divide the bacon and pepper evenly and then top with the remaining bread. Pour leftover egg mixture over top followed by the cheese.
Bake for 25 minutes or until the egg mixture has set. Sprinkle the remaining green onions over the top of each and serve.