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Overnight Asparagus Strata Recipe
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Overnight Asparagus Strata Recipe

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I've made this tasty egg dish for breakfast, brunch, even dinner as a side dish. This is not your run-of-the-mill strata. — Lynn Licata, Sylvania, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 English muffins, split and toasted
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 318 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 255 mg cholesterol, 916 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 8 cups water to a boil. Add asparagus; cook, uncovered, 2-3 minutes or just until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately drop into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Arrange six English muffin halves in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, cut side up. Trim remaining muffin halves to fill spaces. Layer with 1 cup cheese, asparagus, ham and red pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, mustard and pepper. Pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove strata from refrigerator while oven heats. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Overnight Asparagus Strata in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 318 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 255 mg cholesterol, 916 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed May. 21, 2015

"This is going to be one of my go-to breakfast recipes. I tried it for the first time this week, and there were no leftovers, much to my disappointment. I did as someone suggested and microwaved the asparagus (cut into pieces first), and also used pepper jack cheese for a kick. I never imagined asparagus would make such a great breakfast dish. When asparagus isn't in season, I think I'll try it with broccoli."

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Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"Delicious breakfast meal! Try it with Hollandaise sauce!"

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"I increased the ham to 1 lb. and I covered the bottom of the dish with toasted and buttered muffins. Doubled the recipe and made 2 dishes and I served 16 for lunch with many positive comments. I covered with foil for half the baking time."

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Reviewed Sep. 11, 2014

"I made this recipe gluten free. I used a gluten-free French bread type of baguette and cut it into fairly thin slices. This gluten-free bread is buttery tasting and added to the . flavor. It was very light tasting. I found the whole recipe bland tasting but very good. So next time I would use sharp cheddar cheese for the cheese in the recipe."

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"Great recipe! I have made this often since it was first published. My family enjoys it for a light supper. A keeper!"

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