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Cheddar Ham Strata

 Cheddar Ham Strata
I put together this ham and egg dish on Christmas Eve and refrigerate it. Then, while we open presents on Christmas morning, I pop it in the oven for breakfast. It’s a family tradition. —Ann Pool, Jerome, Idaho
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour + standing


  • 10 slices day-old bread, crusts removed and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 medium fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Place the bread cubes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a
  • small skillet, saute onion and mushrooms in butter; spoon over
  • bread. Sprinkle with cheese, ham and flour. In a large bowl, whisk
  • the eggs, milk, mustard, garlic powder and salt. Pour over ham and
  • cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a knife inserted
  • near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before
  • serving. Yield: 12 servings.

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