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Ham Floret Strata Recipe

"This fluffy egg bake is a snap to prepare the night before using frozen vegetables," notes Elizabeth Montgomery of Allston, Massachusetts. "In the morning, the aroma is wonderful while it bakes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 cups frozen cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 8 slices bread, crusts removed and cubed
  • 8 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Place the broccoli and cauliflower in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Top with ham and bread. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, mustard, garlic powder and onion powder. Pour over bread. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 253 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 251 mg cholesterol, 513 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.