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Eggs Benedict Strata

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 30 mins Stand 8 hrs to 12 hrs  + 10 minutes Chill 2 hrs to 24 hrs Bake 325°F 55 mins
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
  • 2  egg whites
  • 1/4  cup  light sour cream
  • 2  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1  teaspoon  dry mustard
  • 1  teaspoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 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 - 2  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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 241,
  • Fat, total (g) 9,
  • chol. (mg) 158,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 23,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 17,
  • vit. A (IU) 3110,
  • vit. C (mg) 9,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 101,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 521,
  • Potassium (mg) 521,
  • calcium (mg) 202,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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