Ham, Spinach and Cheese Strata

Ham, Spinach and Cheese Strata

Brunch for a crowd? Layer it all in the baking dish the day before serving. Just pop it in the oven for a fuss-free, easy-on-the-host brunch.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

5:50

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
2
medium red bell peppers, cut into strips
1
cup sliced leeks
3
cups diced cooked ham
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1
loaf (9 oz) ciabatta or French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups)
7
eggs
1 1/2
cups milk
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
  1. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add spinach, bell peppers and leeks; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender. Remove from heat.
  2. In baking dish, layer ham, spinach mixture, 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese and the bread. In large bowl, beat eggs, milk, mustard and pepper with wire whisk until blended; pour over bread. Sprinkle with remaining Cheddar cheese and the Italian cheese blend. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  3. Heat oven to 325°F. Bake loosely covered 40 minutes. Uncover; bake about 30 minutes longer or until top is golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Make it your own. Switch out the meat, cheese and bread using your favorites.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 410
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 26g
    • (Saturated Fat 12g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 200mg;
  • Sodium 1080mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 16g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.