Egg Recipes · Recipes

Broccoli, Ham and Cheese Strata

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Egg recipes are my favorite because our hens provide such an overabundance of eggs that I don’t feel guilty experimenting until I get the dish right! This one was no exception. Whenever I have lunch meat leftover from making Ham, Egg and Cheese “Protein Flower” cups, I chop it up and freeze it in a freezer baggy. When the day comes to make this dish for BFD (Breakfast For Dinner), I just pull the baggy out to thaw in the fridge.

Ingredients:

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12 slices wheat bread, cubed
1 pound shredded cheese (I used Swiss and Sharp cheddar)
1 box (10 oz) chopped broccoli, thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 cup chopped ham
4 cups milk
8 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 dash cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons minced onion
3 tablespoons butter

Directions:

1. In a greased 9″ x 13″ baking dish, combine bread cubes, ham, broccoli and cheese. Toss together to mix.

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2. In a bowl, beat together eggs, milk dry mustard, onion and seasonings.

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3. Pour egg mixture over the bread cubes.

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4. Dot with butter. Cover and refrigerate at least 15 minutes (overnight is fine too, if you want to make it for Breakfast).

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5. When ready to cook: Uncover and bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

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6. Eat. Yum!

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