Ham And Cheese Breakfast Strata

Pallet and Pantry
by Pallet and Pantry
10-12 servings
1 hr 15 min

We usually enjoy a smoked ham sometime during the holiday season. Inevitably we always have leftovers and one of my favorite ways to use those up is this yummy Breakfast Strata!

If you're not familiar with what a strata is, the simple description is a casserole made with bread.

This recipe is super easy to put together, and can even be made a day or two in advance. It is also VERY versatile, so you can switch up the ingredients based on what you have on hand.

This breakfast casserole is also the perfect comfort food and our family loves it for Sunday brunch!

Ham And Cheese Breakfast Strata
Recipe details
  • 10-12  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 15 min
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  • 4 cups bread (cubed) Italian, French, Baguette,
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 green onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
For topping
  • 1 cup bread (cubed)
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese

When ready to make:
Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 casserole dish
Add the bread crumbs to the bottom of the casserole dish.
Layer on the ham, broccoli, onion, and cheese.
Combine the milk and the eggs in a large bowl. Whisk until completely blended. Add in the dry mustard, paprika, and parsley. Mix until combined.
Pour the egg mixture evenly over the casserole.
Combine more bread crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl. Stir until coated. Add in remaining cheese. Sprinkle over the casserole.
Bake the casserole for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from casserole from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 22, 2022

    If I Can I make a half-size in 8” square pan, then how long would it need to bake?

    • Pallet and Pantry Pallet and Pantry on Jan 22, 2022

      When I want to make a smaller casserole I lower the oven temperature to 325 and bake for around 55-60 minutes.

  • M M on Jan 21, 2023

    Sounds delish. Ingredients say cubed bread, preparation says bread crumbs. From the photos I’m guessing cubed bread not crumbs.