Ham And Cheese Strata Recipe

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HAM AND CHEESE STRATA

Terrie Hoelscher

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@Blessed1

I've served this both for breakfast/brunch, as well as for dinner with a salad. It's very versatile, and you can do it with chicken instead of the ham, if you prefer.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Ingredients

4 slice
bread, cubed
2 oz
cheese, cut in small cubes (i like to use swiss cheese, w/ the ham, but you can use any cheese that suits your tastebuds).
3/4 c
ham, cubed
2 Tbsp
butter
3
eggs
1 c
milk
1/4 tsp
dry mustard
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
onion flakes
2 oz
shredded cheddar cheese
paprika

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Lightly grease a small baking dish, such as a 8x8" pan, or a small casserole dish. Layer half of the bread cubes on the bottom. Layer the cheese cubes and the ham over the bread. (Note: At this point, you can layer some chopped spinach over the ham/cheese, if desired ... but make SURE the spinach is well-drained, and squeezed VERY dry!
Top with the remaining bread cubes. Dot with butter.)
2
In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, seasonings, and onion flakes.
3
Pour the milk mixture over the entire bread mixture. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Sprinkle with paprika.
4
Refrigerate overnight, or at least a couple of hours.
5
Preheat oven to 375°. Bake for 45 minutes, until set. Serve hot, with a salad, if making for dinner. If you're using this for a brunch, some fresh fruit on the side is nice, like pineapple or a fresh fruit salad.
6
Note: if you really like cheese, add extra. I do, and nothing's better than a "little extra cheese". :o)

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