Chili & Cheese Ham Strata Recipe
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Chili & Cheese Ham Strata Recipe

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Don’t you just love it when you find a holiday recipe that can be folded into the everyday repertoire? This strata, layered with sourdough, cheddar and savory ham, is egg-cellent for Easter but just as wonderful for any other brunch! —Theresa Kreyche, Tustin, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 slices sourdough bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 364 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 203mg cholesterol, 968mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Remove and discard crust from bread if desired. Butter bread; cube and place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1-3/4 cups cheese, ham, chilies, onion and cilantro.
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, cumin and mustard in a large bowl. Pour over bread mixture; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chili & Cheese Ham Strata in Simple & Delicious February/March 2013, p41

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fascinator User ID: 7633968 242489
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"Yummy. Smells delicious. Make again."

bnrudy User ID: 659489 123707
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2013

"I would like to know how you curl and cooked the bacon Oh the Strata Recipe is great easy and good"

NevadaRose User ID: 4283670 184447
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"This was really good, and easy to make. It's nice that it can be made the night before, so quick to fix in the morning. I used a can of chopped Jalapenos instead of chopped green chiies and it turned out great. Be careful as it is easy to over cook this one."

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