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Chili & Cheese Ham Strata

 Chili & Cheese Ham Strata
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
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 Eggland's Best Eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

Directions

  • 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.
  • Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, cumin and mustard in a large bowl. Pour
  • over bread mixture; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 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.

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Chili & Cheese Ham Strata (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 364 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 203 mg cholesterol, 968 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.