This recipe is one of my absolute favorite brunch items. Every time I make it, it makes my house smell amazing and every time I bring it to a brunch, it gets devoured with rave reviews. Warning: graphic and delicious looking photos. Have a snack handy before reading full article.
Ham, Bacon and Cheddar Strata
1 lb sliced bacon, cut into 1″ pieces
2 cups chopped fully cooked ham
1 small onion, chopped
10 slices of white bread, cubed
1 cup cooked cubed potatoes
3 cups (12 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
3 cups milk
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. ground mustard
Pinch of salt and pepper
In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp, add ham and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender: drain.
In a greased 13 x 9″ pan layer ½ of the bread cubes, potatoes and cheese. Top with all the bacon/ham mixture.
Repeat layers of bread, potatoes and cheese.
In a bowl, beat the eggs, add milk and Worcestershire sauce, mustard and salt and pepper.
Pour over all. Cover and chill overnight.
Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
Bake uncovered at 325° for 65 to 70 minutes.