Ham & Asparagus Strata

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

    Yields: 6 servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/6 of recipe

    Calories: 246

    Total fat: 12 g
    Saturated fat: 5 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 2 g

    Cholesterol: 217 mg
    Sodium: 556 mg
    Carbohydrates: 16 g
    Fiber: 1 g
    Sugar: 4 g
    Protein: 19 g
    Vitamin A: 90 mcg
    Vitamin D: 1 mcg
    Folate: 25 mcg
    Choline: 147 mg
    Calcium: 231 mg
    Iron: 1 mg
    Potassium: 222 mg

    This recipe is an excellent source of choline and protein, and a good source of vitamin A.

Directions

  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. PLACE half of the bread in single layer in greased 8-inch square baking dish.  TOP evenly with layers of half 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 will make your holiday brunch a little less hectic.