Ham and Cheddar Strata

Ham and Cheddar Strata

Enjoy this cheesy ham strata recipe, that’s perfect for an egg-based breakfast, any day of the week!

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Cooking spray for greasing pan
medium green onions with tops
slices bread
cups cut-up cooked smoked ham (about 10 oz)
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
large eggs
cups milk
teaspoon ground mustard
teaspoon red pepper sauce
Paprika, if desired
  1. Spray a 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with the cooking spray. Peel and thinly slice the green onions; you will need about 1/2 cup. Trim crusts from the bread.
  2. Arrange 6 bread slices in baking dish. Layer the ham, cheese and onions on bread in dish. Cut remaining bread slices diagonally in half; arrange on onions.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs, milk, mustard and pepper sauce with a fork or wire whisk; pour evenly over bread. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  4. Heat the oven to 300°F. Uncover strata and sprinkle with paprika. Bake uncovered 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is set and bread is golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into serving pieces.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Lighten Up Ham and Cheese Strata:
Use reduced-fat ham, reduced-fat Cheddar cheese and fat-free (skim) milk for 9 grams of fat and 280 calories per serving.
Ham and Swiss Strata
Use 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese for the Cheddar cheese.
Cook's Tips
The strata can be assembled and baked without refrigerating. After pouring the egg mixture over the bread, sprinkle with paprika and bake as directed in step 4.
Cook's Tips
Slices of whole grain or whole wheat bread also make a good strata. And for a real flavor change, use slices of raisin-cinnamon bread.
Arranging Bread on Strata
Cut 6 slices bread diagonally in half. Arrange on top of onions, overlapping the slices slightly.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 215mg;
  • Sodium 1010mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.