Brunchylicious Ham, Bacon and Cheddar Strata

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
8 eggs
3 cups milk
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. ground mustard
Pinch of salt and pepper

Cubing Bread (for size reference)

In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp, add ham and onion. Cook and stir until onion is tender: drain.

Ham, Bacon and Onion Cooking

In a greased 13 x 9″ pan layer ½ of the bread cubes, potatoes and cheese. Top with all the bacon/ham mixture.

Layer of Meats

Repeat layers of bread, potatoes and cheese.

Bread + Potatoes Layered
Don't forget the CHEESE!

In a bowl, beat the eggs, add milk and Worcestershire sauce, mustard and salt and pepper.

Mix'n up that egg, milk, spice mixture.

Pour over all. Cover and chill overnight.

Pour egg mixture over layers

Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.

Bake uncovered at 325° for 65 to 70 minutes.

Voila! One delicious strata

8 replies on “Brunchylicious Ham, Bacon and Cheddar Strata”

Totally replaceable. You could do ANY filling. I made this vegetarian by doing grilled peppers, onions and zucchini one time and it was awesome.

I would say the egg mix definitely needs to stay…but you could change the bread type or use sweet potatoes.

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