Ham & Asparagus Strata

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  • Ingredients
    12 slices French OR Italian bread (1/2-inch thick, 4-inch diameter) (4 oz.)
    1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz.)
    1 cup chopped cook ham (4 oz.)
    8 oz. fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
    6 EGGS
    1 cup milk
    2 tbsp. lemon juice
    1/4 tsp. garlic powder

    Yields: 6 servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per Serving (1/6 of recipe)

    Excellent Source: Protein,  Calcium and Choline

    Good Source: Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Folate and Iron

    Calories: 240

    Total Fat: 11 g
    Saturated fat: 5 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 3 g

    Cholesterol: 213 mg
    Sodium: 540 mg
    Carbohydrates: 16 g
    Dietary Fiber: 1 g
    Protein: 19 g
    Vitamin A: 774.8 IU
    Vitamin D: 66.0 IU
    Folate: 74.1 mcg
    Calcium: 228.7 mg
    Iron: 2.5 mg
    Choline: 155.7 mg

Directions

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. PLACE 1/2 of the bread in single layer in greased 8-inch square baking dish.  TOP evenly with layers of 1/2 of the cheese, ham and asparagus.  COVER with remaining bread, placing slices flat or in shingled pattern.  REPEAT cheese, ham and asparagus layers.

  2. BEAT eggs, milk, lemon juice and garlic powder in medium bowl until blended. POUR over layers in baking dish.

  3. BAKE in 350°F oven until puffed, golden and knife inserted near center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.

Insider Info

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