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Spring Breakfast Strata Recipe

Spring Breakfast Strata Recipe

Eggs are the star of this hearty breakfast fare. Filled with tasty ingredients like ham, mushrooms, cheddar cheese and asparagus, this dish is super. You can prepare it the night before for a no-fuss breakfast, brunch or dish to pass.—Maryellen Hays, Fort Wayne, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour YIELD:12 servings


  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen cut asparagus, thawed
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 10 cups cubed bread


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat eggs; add milk, mustard, basil and salt. Gently stir in remaining ingredients until well mixed. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 325 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 195mg cholesterol, 1075mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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kbussey User ID: 614681 232393
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"It was ok, not great. It was mushy and left my family wanting something else."

ChocolateMudCake User ID: 162783 9209
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"Made this for a bunch of gals that were scrapbooking for the weekend. They all loved it and left me with an empty dish. I love it also and especially the fact that I could make it the night before. Simple and easy! Thank You!"

scrapo User ID: 2908723 5467
Reviewed May. 11, 2011

"This is delicious! I substitute cooked & chopped up bacon for the ham. Turns out great!"

annalisa_harmon User ID: 4521665 10396
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010


HBcook User ID: 2966570 10464
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2009

"Sounded good but was more like mush. Really needs day old or crusty bread anything but fresh. I used diced ham and that was a mistake. Prepackaged cubed seemed too big but would have been better in this recipe. I also used reduced fat cheese. It' hard to tell there is even cheese in the recipe."

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