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Ham and Swiss Strata

 Ham and Swiss Strata
Layers of breakfast favorites will have folks digging into this all-in-one dish from Dorothy Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas. The hearty combination of eggs, ham and cheese is just right to build a holiday brunch around—or to serve all by itself. "Often in our house," Dorothy adds, "the mix makes a satisfying supper as well."
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.


  • 8 slices bread, crusts removed and cubed
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  • Place half of the bread cubes in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking
  • dish. Sprinkle with half of the parsley, onion, ham and cheese.
  • Repeat layers.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, mustard, salt, pepper and hot
  • pepper sauce. Pour over cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 6 servings.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.