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Ham, Spinach and Cheese Strata
tablespoon butter or margarine
box (9 oz) frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
medium red bell peppers, cut into strips
cup sliced leeks
cups diced cooked ham
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
loaf (9 oz) ciabatta or French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (6 cups)
tablespoon Dijon mustard
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
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.
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.
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.
Make it your own. Switch out the meat, cheese and bread using your favorites.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
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;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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