Ham and Cheese Strata


Ham and Cheese Strata

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White casserole dish filled with eggs, cubed bread, cubed ham, cubed peppers, and melted cheese

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Tender slices of Italian bread and chunks of ham soak in a rich custard with smoky Gouda, roasted bell pepper and tangy tomato pesto. Perfect for a cozy weekend brunch, this hearty strata is also substantial enough for dinner. Serve with a simple mixed green salad.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 12
6 c. Hy-Vee Bakery Pane Toscano Bread , or Italian bread cut into 1/2-inch cubes, about 10-oz.
12 oz. cooked ham, cubed, about 3 c.
9 oz. Gouda cheese, cut into 3/4-inch cubes, 2-1/4 c.
12 Hy-Vee large eggs
2 ¼ c. Hy-Vee skim milk
½ c. roasted red bell peppers, chopped
½ c. green onions, chopped
1 ½ tbsp. sundried tomato pesto
¾ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper
6 oz. Hy-Vee Select aged white cheddar cheese, shredded, 1-1/2 c.

Things To Grab

  • 9x13-inch baking dish
  • Large bowl
  • Rubber spatula or large spoon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Arrange bread, ham, and Gouda cheese in the prepared baking dish.

    Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
    Make-ahead tip: Place bread, ham, and Gouda in the prepared baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for up to 24 hours. Uncover dish; discard plastic wrap. Bake as directed for about 1-1/4 hours.
    Hy-Vee Seasons Magazine
  2. In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, bell pepper, green onions, tomato pesto, salt, and black pepper. Pour evenly over ingredients in dish. Press lightly with a rubber spatula or the back of a large spoon to moisten all of the bread. Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top.

  3. Bake, uncovered, for 60 to 65 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean and the edges are puffed and golden. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition facts


320 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 17g
  • Cholesterol: 240mg
  • Sodium: 1020mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Protein: 24g

Daily Values

Vitamin A 25%
Vitamin C 15%
Iron 10%
Calcium 35%

Recipe Source:

Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2014.