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Cheddar Ham Strata Recipe

Cheddar Ham Strata Recipe

I put together this ham and egg dish on Christmas Eve and refrigerate it. Then, while we open presents on Christmas morning, I pop it in the oven for breakfast. It’s a family tradition. —Ann Pool, Jerome, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 10 slices day-old bread, crusts removed and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 4 medium fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1. Place the bread cubes in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. In a small skillet, saute onion and mushrooms in butter; spoon over bread. Sprinkle with cheese, ham and flour. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, mustard, garlic powder and salt. Pour over ham and cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 716 calories, 45g fat (27g saturated fat), 419mg cholesterol, 1784mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 41g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"I had leftover Easter ham to use up and I actually had all of the ingredients on hand to make this recipe. I hadn't had strata in a long time and this really hit the spot. Very easy to make and very tasty! I ended up cutting the recipe in half since there was only 2 of us eating it."

Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"This was a very good strata. I used half cheddar/half swiss cheese. The texture was very light and creamy."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009


An so easy!"

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