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Ham and Cheese Strata

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.


12 servings

Folks won't waste any time digging into this comforting all-in-one breakfast dish. The hearty combination of ham, cheese and mushrooms makes it a keeper. —Ruth Costello, Raleigh, North Carolina


  • 12 slices day-old bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup diced pimientos
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Brush bread slices with melted butter. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half of each of the following: bread, cheese, ham, green pepper and pimientos. Top with all the mushrooms. Repeat layers except mushrooms. In a large bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients; pour over top.
  2. Bake, covered, until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 246 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 616mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.

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