Ham and cheese strata


Something that goes a little beyond mere ham and eggs turns an ordinary breakfast into a celebration. Start the night before.


8 egg (medium sized)
3 c bread (chunks, white bread)
3 c ham (cooked ham chunks)
1⁄2 lb cheese (sharp flavor cheese)
3 c milk (low fat)
3 T flour (all purpose)
1 T mustard (dry, powdered)
3 T butter


  1. Dice the white bread and the ham into small chunks. Grate the cheddar cheese.
  2. Beat the eggs well in a mixing bowl, then add the milk, butter and dry mustard seasoning.
  3. Prepare a 9 in x 13 in baking pan with vegetable shortening or a non-stick Canola oil spray. Then, layer on the bread, followed by the ham cubes, then the cheese. Slowly pour on the egg and milk mixture and set the pan in the refrigerator to soak overnight.
  4. The following day, bake at 350° F / 175° C for about 70 minutes. Remove and allow to cool a bit before scooping and serving.


You can use lightly stale bread with no detriment for the dish.

8 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
1 hour, 20 minutes