PointsPlus Asparagus, Bacon, and Cheese Strata Recipe

PointsPlus Asparagus, Bacon, and Cheese Strata Recipe
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Asparagus, Bacon, and Cheese Strata
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Asparagus, Bacon, and Cheese Strata

Here’s a breakfast dish similar to a frittata, made heartier with the addition of cubed whole-wheat bread and asparagus. Don’t worry about the calorie count too much — the recipe calls for turkey bacon.

6
Servings
130
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  teaspoons  olive or vegetable oil
  • slices turkey bacon, diced
  • 1/2  cup  onion, diced
  • 2  cups  asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • slices reduced-calorie whole-wheat bread
  • large eggs
  • large egg whites
  • 3/4  cups  skim milk
  • 2  teaspoons  Dijon mustard
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  tablespoons  freshly ground black pepper
  • 2  tablespoons  Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1  cup  low-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

Heat the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add the onion and asparagus and sauté until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Preheat the broiler.

Off the heat, coat the same skillet with cooking spray. Arrange the bread tightly in the bottom of the skillet. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper. Pour the mixture over the bread and allow it to soak in entirely (like when making French toast). Sprinkle the bread with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.

Place the skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Cook, shaking the pan frequently to promote even cooking, until almost cooked through to the top, about 4 or 5 minutes.

Place the skillet under broiler to set the eggs, about 2 minutes. Remove the skillet from the broiler and top with bacon-vegetable mixture, remaining Parmesan cheese, and Cheddar cheese. Place the skillet under the broiler again until the cheese melts, about 1-2 minutes. Slice into 6 pieces and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
21mg
7%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
128µg
18%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
31µg
34%
Calcium, Ca
292mg
29%
Choline, total
34mg
8%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
68µg
17%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
409mg
58%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
735mg
49%
Water
128g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.