Ham 'n' Cheese Strata Recipe
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Ham 'n' Cheese Strata Recipe

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Our daughter wouldn't mind if I made this Ham 'n' Cheese Strata every weekend! I do prepare it for each holiday, serving it alongside fresh cinnamon buns and a fruit salad. —Marilyn Kroeker, Steinbach, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:8-10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 12 slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, diced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 375 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 197 mg cholesterol, 1081 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.


  1. Arrange six slices of bread in the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with ham and cheese. Cover with remaining bread.
  2. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, pepper and cayenne. Stir in onion and green pepper; pour over all. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Pour butter over bread; sprinkle with cornflakes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Ham 'n' Cheese Strata in Country Woman January/February 1997, p29

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2015

"Turned out great! It's almost like a giant ham & cheese omelette."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Fantastic but needs more onions and peppers for my taste."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

"I get so angry when people rate a recipe they have changed, but I didn't have a green pepper. I did have some leftover asparagus, so I chopped it up and added it. FANTASTIC!"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"We loved this. I left the cornflakes off and it was still great. A keeper"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"Very easy & very tasty! I loved that I had all the ingredients on hand. Perfect for morning, noon, or night."

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