Recipes and Cooking Breakfast and Brunch Recipes Breakfast Casseroles Ham, Asparagus, and Cheese Strata 4.0 (105) 2 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 1, 2010 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kritsada Panichgul Prep Time: 30 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Bake Time: 50 mins Stand Time: 15 mins Total Time: 3 hrs 35 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 8 ounce asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 5 cup French bread cubes 2 cup shredded Gruyére or white cheddar cheese, (8 oz.) ½ cup chopped onion ¼ cup chopped chives or green onions 8 ounce cooked ham, diced 10 eggs 1 ½ cup milk Directions 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 454 Calories 26g Fat 22g Carbs 34g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 454 % Daily Value * Total Fat 26g 33% Saturated Fat 12g 60% Cholesterol 421mg 140% Sodium 936mg 41% Total Carbohydrate 22g 8% Total Sugars 6g Protein 34g Vitamin C 4.7mg 24% Calcium 535.1mg 41% Iron 3.4mg 19% Potassium 442mg 9% Folate, total 104.8mcg Vitamin B-12 2.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.