Bacon & Red Pepper Strata

Everybody loved the strata Sunday morning. It’s so simple but tasty and impressive. The secret is the use of croissants instead of plain bread and using a high quality cheese like Gruyere.

Bacon & Cheese Strata
2 large croissants cut in small cubes
½ cup diced cooked bacon
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
½ cup chopped roasted red peppers
5 eggs
1 ¾ cup whole milk
salt and pepper

Spray a 9” glass pie pan with cooking spray. Place half of croissant cubes in pan, sprinkle bacon, cheese and red pepper on top. Add remaining croissant cubes. Beat eggs with milk and salt and pepper to taste. Pour over mixture in pan. Let sit several hours or overnight in refrigerator. Bake for 30-40 min. at 350 degrees (until center is set).