Bagel, Lox, and Egg Strata


Heart-healthy salmon is featured in this brunch egg casserole.

Bagel, Lox, and Egg Strata
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Bake Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 25 mins


  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted

  • 8 cup plain bagels cut into bite-size pieces (4 to 6 bagels)

  • 1 3 ounce package thinly sliced smoked salmon (lox-style), cut into small pieces

  • 8 ounce Swiss cheese or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (2 cups)

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh chives

  • 8 eggs, beaten

  • 2 cup milk

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  1. Place melted butter in a 13x9x2-inch baking dish or 3-quart rectangular casserole, spreading to cover the bottom. Spread bagel pieces evenly in prepared dish. Sprinkle lox, cheese, and chives evenly over bagel pieces. In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, cottage cheese, and pepper. Pour over layers in dish.

  2. Press down gently with the back of a wooden spoon to moisten all of the ingredients. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Bake, uncovered, about 45 minutes or until set and edges are puffed and golden. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

267 Calories
14g Fat
16g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 267
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 497mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 282.7mg 22%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 183mg 4%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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