Enjoy this cheesy ham strata recipe, that’s perfect for an egg-based breakfast, any day of the week!
Cooking spray for greasing pan
medium green onions with tops
cups cut-up cooked smoked ham (about 10 oz)
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
teaspoon ground mustard
teaspoon red pepper sauce
Paprika, if desired
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use reduced-fat ham, reduced-fat Cheddar cheese and fat-free (skim) milk for 9 grams of fat and 280 calories per serving.
Use 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese for the Cheddar cheese.
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
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.
Cut 6 slices bread diagonally in half. Arrange on top of onions, overlapping the slices slightly.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges: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.