Ham-Asparagus and Cheese Strata
- Makes: 6 servings
- Prep: 30 mins
- Chill: 2 hrs
- Bake: 50 mins to 55 mins 325°F
- 8 ounces asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
- 5 cups French bread cubes
- 2 cups shredded Gruyere or white cheddar cheese, (8 oz.)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions
- 8 ounces cooked ham, diced
- 10 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add asparagus; cook 5 minutes or until bright green.
- In a greased 3-quart baking dish spread half the bread cubes. Top with cheese, onion, chives and half the ham and asparagus. Top with remaining bread.
- In a bowl whisk together four of the eggs and the milk. Evenly pour over layers in dish. Press down bread pieces into the egg milk mixture with the back of a spoon. Top with remaining ham and asparagus. Cover with plastic wrap, then chill for two hours.
- Bake, uncovered, in a 325 degrees F oven 30 minutes. With the back of a wooden spoon, press 6 indentations in top of strata. Pour a whole egg into each indentation. Bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of strata registers 170 degrees F and eggs are set. Let stand 15 minutes.
- Cut into squares to serve. If desired, drizzle lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and cracked black pepper. Makes 6 to 8 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Prepare as directed. Cover; refrigerate up to 12 hours. To serve, preheat oven to 325 degrees F, then bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, then press 6 indentations in top of strata. Pour a whole egg into each indentation. Bake 20 to 25 minutes more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of strata registers 170 degrees F and eggs are set. Let stand 15 minutes.
Nutrition Facts (Ham-Asparagus and Cheese Strata)
- Per serving:
- 454 kcal ,
- 26 g fat
- (12 g sat. fat ,
- 2 g polyunsaturated fat ,
- 9 g monounsaturated fat ),
- 421 mg chol. ,
- 936 mg sodium ,
- 22 g carb. ,
- 2 g fiber ,
- 6 g sugar ,
- 34 g pro.
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