Ham And Cheese Strata Recipe

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HAM AND CHEESE STRATA

Terrie Hoelscher

By
@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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

Step-By-Step

1Lightly 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.)
2In a small bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, seasonings, and onion flakes.
3Pour the milk mixture over the entire bread mixture. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Sprinkle with paprika.
4Refrigerate overnight, or at least a couple of hours.
5Preheat 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.
6Note: if you really like cheese, add extra. I do, and nothing's better than a "little extra cheese". :o)

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