PointsPlus Asparagus, Bacon, and Cheese Strata Recipe

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PointsPlus Asparagus, Bacon, and Cheese Strata Recipe
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.

Ready in
35 m
6
Servings
331
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
  • 4 slices turkey bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cups asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 slices reduced-calorie whole-wheat bread
  • 4 large eggs
  • 5 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
28%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Cholesterol
156mg
52%
Protein
22g
43%
Carbs
21g
7%
Vitamin A
174µg
19%
Vitamin B12
0.8µg
13.1%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
12.2%
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
26µg
32%
Calcium
352mg
35%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
64µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
63µg
16%
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
56mg
14%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
347mg
50%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
423mg
12%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
33.2%
Sodium
577mg
24%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15.8%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
17%

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