Overnight Ham and Cheese Strata Recipe

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Two young boys keep me busy, so I often prepare this casserole the night before for dinner the next day. I'm a happy homemaker who loves to share family-favorite recipes with others.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 3 cups soft rye bread cubes, crusts removed
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 3/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 293 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 216mg cholesterol, 803mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Place bread cubes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with ham, green pepper and cheese. Beat eggs, milk, horseradish and mustard; pour over all. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Ham 'n' Cheese Strata in Country Pork 1996, p91

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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 225575
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"I left the bread in slices, covered the bottom of the pan, then layered the filling and placed another layer of bread. Very good, my husband put maple syrup on his. I would make this again. Very easy. Janet. FE"

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