Bagel & Lox Skillet Strata


This skillet is perfect for brunch-time entertaining. Serve each slice with creme fraiche, capers, and fresh dill.

Bagel & Lox Skillet Strata
Photo: Andy Lyons
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 4 ounce plain bagel, cut into pieces (2 1/3 cups)

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 leek, thinly sliced (1/3 cup)

  • 5 ounce asparagus, trimmed and cut into pieces (1 1/2 cups)

  • 5 eggs

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 3 ounce feta cheese, crumbled

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill weed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 8 ounce thinly sliced smoked salmon (lox-style), chopped

  • Creme fraiche, feta cheese, capers, and/or fresh dill weed


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Spread bagel pieces on a baking sheet. Bake about 7 minutes or until toasted. Remove and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 10-inch oven-going skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add leek. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3 minutes. Add asparagus. Cook 5 minutes more.

  3. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, milk, 3 ounces feta, 1 tablespoon dill, and pepper. Add the lox and dried bagel pieces; stir to combine. Pour mixture over leek and asparagus in skillet, stirring gently to combine. Cover with foil. Transfer to oven.* Bake, covered, 10 minutes. Uncover. Bake 12 to 14 minutes more or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes. Serve with a dollop of creme fraiche, additional feta cheese, and a sprinkle of capers and dill weed.


To make your skillet oven and broiler proof, wrap the handle in foil. This will reduce heating and convection.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

279 Calories
15g Fat
15g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 279
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 204mg 68%
Sodium 774mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 2.7mg 14%
Calcium 232mg 18%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 224mg 5%
Folate, total 69.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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