Serve A Crowd Ham, Asparagus & Tomato Strata

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  • Ingredients
    10 large EGGS
    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
    2-1/2 cups half-and-half
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper

    Yields: 10 servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/10 of recipe

    Calories: 342

    Total fat: 20 g
    Saturated fat: 10 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 5 g

    Cholesterol: 237 mg
    Sodium: 717 mg
    Carbohydrates: 22 g
    Fiber: 2 g
    Sugar: 5 g
    Protein: 20 g
    Vitamin A: 164 mcg
    Vitamin D: 1 mcg
    Folate: 101 mcg
    Choline: 169 mg
    Calcium: 289 mg
    Iron: 3 mg
    Potassium: 323 mg

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

Directions

  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. REPEAT layers with remaining bread, asparagus mixture and cheese.

  3. BEAT eggs, half-and-half, salt and pepper in large bowl until blended. POUR over layers in baking dish. REFRIGERATE, covered, 1 hour or overnight.

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

Insider Info

  • Make ahead, and bake off in the morning for a delicious weekend brunch!