Ham & Asparagus Strata

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  • Ingredients
    1 Tbsp. butter
    2 cups asparagus pieces (1-inch)
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 cup grape tomato halves
    1 cup (5 oz.) diced cooked ham (1/2-inch)
    10 cups French or Italian bread pieces (3/4-inch)
    2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Italian cheese blend
    10 EGGS
    2-1/2 cups half-and-half
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper

    Yields: 10 Servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    Excellent Source: Protein, Vitamin A, Folate, Calcium and Choline

    Good Source: Vitamin D and Iron

    Calories: 365

    Total Fat: 19 g
    Saturated fat: 10 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 5 g

    Cholesterol: 238 mg
    Sodium: 749 mg
    Carbohydrates: 26 g
    Dietary Fiber: 2 g
    Protein: 21 g
    Vitamin A: 1005.1 IU
    Vitamin D: 46.7 IU
    Folate: 95.3 mcg
    Calcium: 277.7 mg
    Iron: 2.9 mg
    Choline: 169.4 mg


  1. HEAT butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. ADD asparagus and onion, cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. STIR in tomatoes and ham.

  2. PLACE 1/2 of the bread in greased 13×9-inch baking dish. TOP evenly with layers of 1/2 of the asparagus mixture and cheese. COVER with remaining bread, asparagus mixture and cheese.

  3. BEAT eggs, half-and-half, salt and pepper in medium bowl until blended. POUR over layers in baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight.

  4. HEAT oven to 350°F. BAKE 45 to 50 minutes or until puffed, golden and knife inserted near center comes out clean.

Insider Info

A hearty cheese, ham and asparagus egg bake easily made ahead to keep your holiday brunch a little less hectic.