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Ham 'n' Cheese Strata Recipe

Ham 'n' Cheese Strata Recipe

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 YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 375 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 197 mg cholesterol, 1,081 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.