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Ham ‘n’ Cheese Strata

Our daughter wouldn't mind if I made this Ham 'n' Cheese Strata every weekend! I do prepare it for each holiday, serving it alongside fresh cinnamon buns and a fruit salad. —Marilyn Kroeker, Steinbach, Manitoba
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, diced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes

Directions

  • Arrange six slices of bread in the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with ham and cheese. Cover with remaining bread.
  • In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, pepper and cayenne. Stir in onion and green pepper; pour over all. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Pour butter over bread; sprinkle with cornflakes. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 375 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 197mg cholesterol, 1081mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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