Ham, Spinach and Cheese Strata

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 5 hr 50 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
box (9 oz) 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)

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • Make it your own. Switch out the meat, cheese and bread using your favorites.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
410
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
12g
62%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
200mg
67%
Sodium
1080mg
45%
Potassium
470mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
5g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
15%
15%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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