Cheesy Waffle Strata with Maple-Black Pepper Bacon
This savory breakfast casserole is an excellent make-ahead dish for your next brunch. In fact, it gets even better as it sits in the fridge overnight! Here we use frozen waffles for convenience and a twist on a traditional strata. The waffles sandwich maple-glazed bacon and cheddar cheese and then are topped with a silky, eggy custard. The waffles absorb the liquid as they sit and then bake up into a pillowy, sweet and savory casserole. While we call for store-bought waffles in this recipe, you can easily sub in your favorite homemade recipe. Just make sure the waffles are toasted and crispy before assembling the dish.