Rating: 4 stars
105 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 6

To cut down on brunch stress, prepare this easy strata recipe the night before, then bake in the morning. Serve with fresh fruit--and a batch of mimosas, if you like.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Kritsada Panichgul

Recipe Summary

chill:
2 hrs
bake:
50 mins
stand:
15 mins
total:
3 hrs 35 mins
prep:
30 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boiling. Add asparagus; cook 5 minutes or until bright green.

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  • 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.

Make-Ahead Tip

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

454 calories; fat 26g; cholesterol 421mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 22g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 6g; protein 34g; vitamin a 1069IU; vitamin c 4.7mg; thiamin 0.5mg; riboflavin 0.8mg; niacin equivalents 2.8mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 104.8mcg; vitamin b12 2.1mcg; sodium 936mg; potassium 442mg; calcium 535.1mg; iron 3.4mg.
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