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Ham and Cheese Strata


Serves: 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus 8 hours refrigeration time

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Comments

This is a crowd pleaser and a super easy make ahead breakfast or brunch main dish. Feel free to add a handful of veggies like mushrooms and asparagus to boost the nutrition if your crowd would like them.

Ingredients

9 egg(s), large

2 3/4 cups milk, 2% fat

3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon pepper, black, ground

12 slices sourdough bread, wheat

1 1/2 cups ham, deli, diced

1 1/2 cups cheese, sharp cheddar

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

3 green onion(s) , minced

cooking spray, olive oil type

Preparation

Spray a large or 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, mustard and pepper. Place half of the bread in a layer on the bottom of the baking dish. Layer evenly on top of the bread slices half the ham, then half of the cheddar cheese, half of the parmesan cheese and then half of the green onion. Pour half of the egg mixture evenly over the layers. Repeat again starting with another layer of bread. Refrigerate overnight or for about 8 hours if possible. Pull strata from the refrigerator and let stand for about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 1 hour. Be prepared to cover with aluminum foil if the top becomes too brown.

Nutrition

Per Serving About: 460 calories, 22 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 29 g protein, 31 g carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber, 760 mg sodium


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