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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Ham & Cheese Strata

This is such a versatile meal. The seasonings can be changed, the meat can be switched or eliminated altogether, the cheese can be swapped with something else, and so can the bread. And the best part? Almost every combination turns out delicious! It is also great for breakfast or dinner!

Ham & Cheese Strata

  • 8 slices bread, white or whole wheat
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 c. ham, chopped
  • 2 1/4 c. milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. dry mustard
  • 1/4 t. paprika
  • 1/4 t. pepper

1. Cut the crusts off 5 slices of bread and set aside. Place remaining 3 slices of bread and the removed crusts into the bottom of a greased 13×9 casserole dish.

2. Layer the ham and cheese on top of the bread. Cut the remaining 5 slices of bread in 1/2 and layer on top in two rows.

3. Combine the milk, eggs and seasonings in a small bowl. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

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6 comments:

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

That is so easy and sounds great. I love all all the other options, for it, as well. Thanks, as always, for sharing.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Wow! This looks yummy!

Amy said...

Just found your blog and I'm excited! I'm a cooking novice so I have a silly question. What's dry mustard? Thanks!

Lisa said...

I love stratas. Yours looks delicious.

Brenda said...

Thats a great idea to layer the bread on top like that. I make strata, but never so pretty

lana said...

fantastic! This is a different variation on the brunch casserole I posted. I love this!