Bacon & Mushroom Strata

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Bacon & Mushroom Strata
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Total Time: 60
  • Servings: 6
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About this Recipe

Try this great Villaggio® inspired brunch recipe this weekend!

Ingredients

8 Slices Villaggio® Original Thick Sliced Italian Style Bread, cubed
6 Slices Schneiders® Bacon, chopped
4 cup (1L) Mushrooms, sliced
2 Eggs
1 cup (250 mL) Half & half cream(10%)
1 tsp (5 mL) Dried thyme leaves
2 Green onions, finely chopped
.5 tsp (2 mL) Each salt and fresh cracked pepper
.5 cup (125 mL) Shredded Gruyere or other hard cheese, divided

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 200°F (100°C).

PLACE cubed bread on a baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until dry. Remove and set aside. Increase oven temperature to 350°F (180°C).

COOK bacon in a skillet until almost crisp. Drain all but 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the fat;add mushrooms and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

WHISK together, in a large bowl, eggs, cream, thyme, green onions, salt and pepper. Add bread, mushroom mixture, half the cheese and toss to combine.

SPREAD into a greased 8-inch (2L) baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in preheated oven until puffed and golden, about 35 minutes.

Notes

Tip: Use a variety of mushrooms, white, brown, shitake etc. for different flavour profiles.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with sliced tomatoes or garden salad on the side.

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