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Overnight Ham and Cheese Strata

Two young boys keep me busy, so I often prepare this casserole the night before for dinner the next day. I'm a happy homemaker who loves to share family-favorite recipes with others.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 cups soft rye bread cubes, crusts removed
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 3/4 cup diced green pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard


  • Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with ham, green pepper and cheese. Beat eggs, milk, horseradish and mustard; pour over all. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

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