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Farmer's Strata Recipe
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Farmer's Strata Recipe

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For an inexpensive and easy-to-prepare dish, try this hearty casserole. You can assemble it ahead and bake it just before leaving for a potluck. People go back for seconds since it includes tasty basic ingredients like bacon, cheese and potatoes. —Pat Kuether, Westminster, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 65 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 65 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sliced bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 cups chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 10 slices white bread, cubed
  • 1 cup cubed cooked potatoes
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • Dash salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 276 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 152 mg cholesterol, 659 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; add ham and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender; drain.
  2. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer half the bread cubes, potatoes and cheese. Top with all of the bacon mixture. Repeat layers of bread, potatoes and cheese.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs; add the milk, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over all. Cover and chill overnight.
  4. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 65-70 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Farmer's Strata in Taste of Home December/January 1996, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 276 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 152 mg cholesterol, 659 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

"Strata's are so easy and fun to make. This is a great recipe with all the good stuff to make it hardy and tasty. You can change up the meats, leave out the potatoes or make it just as listed."

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"You've got to plan ahead for this one, but it's worth the effort. It's a good way to use left over ham or bacon We use it for special occasions.."

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"I prepared this delicious dish the night before and baked it before leaving for school. l will certainly make this one again. The crowd loved it."

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014 Edited Oct. 2, 2014

"I have been making this for years after seeing it in the Taste of Home magazine. It is one of the best breakfast casseroles I have ever eaten!"

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"in ONE WORD : YUMMY (My grand child's word)"

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