Ham & Asparagus Strata
12 slices (1/2" thick, 4" diameter) French or Italian bread (4 oz.) 1 cup of 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 of milk 2 tbsp. lemon juice 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Yields: 6 servings
- Nutritional Information
Excellent Source: Protein, Calcium and Choline
Good Source: Vitamin D, Vitamin A, folate and Iron
Total fat: 11 g
Saturated fat: 5 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 213 mg
Sodium: 540 mg
Carbohydrate: 16 g
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Protein: 19 g
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.
BEAT eggs, milk, lemon juice and garlic powder in medium bowl until blended. POUR over layers in baking dish.
BAKE in 350°F oven until puffed, golden and knife inserted near center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.
A hearty cheese, ham and asparagus egg bake easily made ahead to keep your holiday brunch a little less hectic.