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Overnight Ham and Cheese Strata

 Overnight Ham and Cheese Strata
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.
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 293 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 216 mg cholesterol, 803 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.
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