Eggs Benedict Strata

A crowd pleaser, this strata is a one-dish wonder. You can make it ahead of time, leave it to rest in the fridge for up to a day, and cook it up about an hour before brunch is served.

Eggs Benedict Strata
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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Stand: 8 hrs to 12 hrs + 10 minutes
  • Chill: 2 hrs to 24 hrs
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Eggs Benedict Strata
Ingredients
8
slices whole wheat bread or whole grain white bread
6
cups fresh baby spinach or torn fresh kale
2
teaspoons canola oil
4
ounces Canadian-style bacon (about 7 slices), cut into bite-size pieces
4
eggs
1/4
cup light sour cream
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon dry mustard
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1 2/3
cups fat-free milk
1/3
cup light sour cream
2
teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
1
tablespoons fat-free milk
 
Fresh thyme sprigs (optional)
Directions
  1. Place bread slices in a single layer on wire racks; cover loosely with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel and let stand for 8 to 12 hours or until dried. (Or preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place bread slices in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until dried, turning once.) Tear slices into large pieces.
  2. In an extra-large nonstick skillet cook spinach in hot oil over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes or just until wilted, turning frequently with tongs. (If using kale, cook for 6 to 8 minutes or just until tender.) Coarsely chop spinach or kale.
  3. Lightly grease a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Arrange half of the bread pieces in the prepared baking dish. Add spinach and Canadian bacon. Top with the remaining bread pieces.
  4. In a medium bowl beat together eggs, egg whites, 1/4 cup sour cream, flour, dry mustard, lemon peel, and pepper. Stir in 1 2/3 cups milk until combined. Pour evenly over the layers in dish. Using the back of a large spoon, gently press down on layers. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake strata, uncovered, for 55 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small bowl stir together 1/3 cup sour cream and Dijon mustard. Stir in enough of the 1 to 2 tablespoons milk to reach drizzling consistency. Drizzle sauce over strata. If desired, garnish with thyme.
Nutrition Facts (Eggs Benedict Strata)
    Per serving:
  • 241 kcal cal.,
  • 9 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 158 mg chol.,
  • 521 mg sodium,
  • 23 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 17 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
How To
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