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Bacon, Pesto and Tomato Strata

June 20, 2009

~ Mary ~

Strata is great for company because you can bake it up mid-week (check one thing off your list) and reheat in the microwave a plate at a time.  We had it Blues Fest weekend along with this, this and this!  


My next post will be FISH! Maybe I should look into some detoxification juice or just stop eating altogether!


Bacon, Pesto and Tomato Strata


Spray a 9×13 cake pan or something similar – I used a LeCruset shallow dutch oven – no lid is needed.  Layer in pan. You are going to layer everything TWICE: 

Slices of Sourdough Bread

Spread on Whipped Cream Cheese – I used 8oz on each layer

Spread on Pesto – I used 4 ounces on each layer

Cooked Bacon or Sliced Smoked Deli Ham

Thinly sliced Tomatoes

1/2 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

1/4 Parmesan Cheese

Do it AGAIN!


Mix together then SLOWLY pour over the top either the night before or at LEAST one hour before cooking:

2 Cups Eggs – About 8-10 eggs

1 1/2  Cups Milk

Kosher Salt & Pepper to taste 


Bake uncovered at 350° until golden brown
and lightly set at the center – about 1 hour.
Allow strata to rest 10 minutes before serving.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. June 30, 2009 12:18 pm

    This looks amazing! I love the combination of tomatoes, pesto and cream cheese! What a perfect way to start your day. I think I’ll be making this over the long holiday weekend. I bet some mushrooms would be a great addition too!

  2. October 19, 2011 11:08 am

    Hi! Wanting to make, but how is the bread used? cubes? thin slices? Thanks so much…looks amazing!

    • foododelmundo permalink
      October 19, 2011 2:19 pm

      Slices of bread – you’re layering everything, just like making a lasagna.


  3. Cheryl Kaplan permalink
    April 27, 2016 8:36 am

    is one round sour dough bread sliced enough?

    • foododelmundo permalink*
      April 30, 2016 6:18 pm

      It should be, but it all depends on how big your pan is./mary


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