Ham, Spinach and Cheese Strata

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Makes 12 servings
Ingredients
1 Tablespoon butter
1 box (9 ounces) frozen spinach, thawed and drained
2 medium red bell peppers, cut into strips
1 cup sliced leeks
3 cups diced cooked ham
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 loaf (9 ounces) ciabatta or French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
7 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups shredded Italian cheese blend
 
Directions
1. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add spinach, bell peppers and leeks; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender. Remove from heat.
2. In baking dish, layer ham, spinach mixture, 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese and the bread. In large bowl, beat eggs, milk, mustard and pepper with wire whisk until blended; pour over bread. Sprinkle with remaining Cheddar cheese and the Italian cheese blend. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
3. Heat oven to 325°F. Bake loosely covered 40 minutes. Uncover; bake about 30 minutes longer or until top is golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean.
 
Notes:
Nutrition Information:
1 Serving: Calories 410 (Calories from Fat 230); Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 200mg; Sodium 1080mg; Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 5g); Protein 29g
Categories:
Meal   BrunchDish   Main Dish




Laurie Hogan

Member since Jan 2008

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