Bacon and Leek Strata
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Bacon and Leek Strata

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 6 -8


  • 10 slices bacon
  • 3 leeks white and light green parts only, sliced and rinsed well
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 loaf or about 5-6 cups french or whole grain bread, cubed
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Havarti or Gruyere cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease 9x13" baking dish.
  • Cut bacon into bite-sized pieces.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon.
  • Once cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
  • In the same skillet wipe out most of the excess bacon grease, and add olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add leeks, season with salt, and cook until softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Combine cooked bacon, leeks, and bread, tossing to combine.
  • Place in baking dish.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, and salt. Pour over bread mixture.
  • Top with cheese. At this point you can either bake it immediately, or refrigerate 2 hours or up to overnight.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 55-60 minutes. If you refrigerated it overnight, you will likely need to add 10 minutes to the baking time. If the cheese starts to get too brown, cover with aluminum foil.
  • Serve and enjoy!