Baked Brunch Strata

Baked Brunch Strata

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

70 minutes

Serves

-  

Perfect for the holiday season; a make ahead brunch dish to wow even the most picky house guest!

Ingredients

  • 1 large package spinach wilted (or I box frozen chopped spinach thawed)
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
  • 2 cups smoked ham cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups Swiss cheese grated
  • 4 cups cubed bread
  • 1 cup peas
  • 3 slices bacon cooked and crumbles
  • 1 cup mozzarella shredded

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • 2 Wilt spinach by placing in microwave safe bowl; cover with cling film. Poke two holes in the plastic wrap and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool. Once cool drain by squeezing well.
  • 3 In a large bowl whisk together eggs, egg whites, milk, mustard, pepper and rosemary.
  • 4 Add ham, Swiss cheese and cubed bread and combine well.
  • 5 Place half of the bread mixture in a baking dish, top with spinach then peas. Cover with remaining bread mixture and pat down with a spatula.
  • 6 Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and top with bacon crumbles and mozzarella.
  • 7 Return to the oven, uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • 8 Let rest for 15 minutes prior to serving.
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