Asparagus Bacon Strata


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 slices uncooked turkey bacon, diced   
  • 1/2 cup uncooked onion, diced   
  • 2 cups uncooked fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces   
  • 1 spray cooking spray   
  • 6 slices reduced-calorie whole wheat bread   
  • 4 large eggs   
  • 5 large egg whites   
  • 3/4 cups fat free skim milk   
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard   
  • 1/2 tsp table salt   
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground   
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese, divided   
  • 1 cup low fat shredded cheddar cheese, about 4 oz   


  1. Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add onion and asparagus; sauté until vegetable are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove vegetables from pan and set aside.
  2. Preheat broiler.
  3. Off heat, coat same skillet with cooking spray. Arrange bread slices tightly in bottom of skillet. 
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over bread and allow milk mixture to soak in entirely (like when you make French toast). Sprinkle bread with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. 
  5. Place skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Cook, shaking pan frequently to promote even cooking, until almost cooked through to the top, about 4 or 5 minutes. 
  6. Place skillet under broiler to set eggs, about 2 minutes. Remove skillet from broiler; top with bacon-vegetable mixture, cheddar cheese and remaining tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. Place skillet under broiler again until cheese melts, about 1 to 2 minutes. Slice into 6 pieces and serve. 
Serves 6. 1 piece is 5 Weight Watchers Points Plus Value.


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