Ham and cheese breakfast layered recipe (+video)
This breakfast layering is perfect for brunch, holidays or a delicious family breakfast! ! With bread, ham, cheese and eggs with a layer of butter, this Strata recipe is guaranteed to please everyone!
One of our favorite breakfast casserole/layered breakfasts, perfect for weekends, brunch and holiday mornings! ! Other popular ones include ours: Biscuit and Gravy Casserole and Biscuit Egg Casserole.
What is strata?
Today’s recipe comes from a family friend. I tried it and fell in love immediately. I know I need this ham and cheese layer breakfast recipe because it is so cheesy, creamy, and delicious! But what is strata?
This dish gets its name “stratum” because it consists of multiple layers, usually consisting of bread, eggs, and cheese. Sometimes it includes meat or even vegetables. The egg mixture is poured over the layers of the other ingredients, and then it must be left for a while, usually overnight, before it can be baked—in other words, it is a layered casserole.
This ham and cheese breakfast layer is exactly that! Layers of bread, ham, and cheese are combined with a delicious butter and egg mixture! Our biscuit egg casserole and hash brown breakfast casserole are on top.
How to make the egg layer:
Now let me tell you, this is one of the easiest breakfast casseroles to assemble. Layer the bread, cheese and ham, mix the ingredients of the egg mixture, pour a layer, set aside, and bake. That’s it! Seriously, take a look for yourself:
In a greased 9×13 pan, layer half of the bread, half of the cheese, and ham. Repeat these layers again.
Mix the eggs, milk, and melted butter in a bowl, and then pour them on each layer in the pot. (Hint: The milk should be around room temperature before adding the melted butter. Otherwise, the butter will harden into small flakes or droplets instead of mixing with the other two ingredients-we definitely don’t want that!)
Refrigerate overnight for best results. If you are pressed for time, you can refrigerate it for at least 2 hours.
When ready, bake the formation at 350° for 45-50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Such layers of butter, tacky kindness!
FAQ + Storage
Can you make the strata in advance? Yes, you can make layers in advance. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before baking. This recipe is best made while refrigerated overnight, so it is encouraged to make it in advance.
Do you cover the ground when you bake it? You don’t need to cover the ground when baking, but it is recommended to cover the ground tightly with foil and bake for 20 minutes, then uncover and continue to bake for 25-30 minutes. This will help it cook more evenly without over-baking the top.
How long can Strata be refrigerated? Cover the remaining ground within 2 hours after baking. If stored properly, you can store it in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or freeze it for 2-3 months.
Can I freeze the ground? Before baking, cover and freeze the ground for 2-3 months. When cooking, thaw in the refrigerator overnight, then take it out of the refrigerator for 30 minutes before baking. Follow the instructions to cover and bake.
What is the difference between an omelet and a strata? frittata is an unfolded Italian omelet with all the ingredients cooked on it. Layering is a layered casserole that uses milk, eggs, cheese and bread made from casseroles.
This ham and cheese breakfast layer is definitely my family’s favorite breakfast casserole! When I made this last time, we were not full and ate the whole dish on the first day. It’s horrible, I know, but it’s really great! !
What can I serve with Strata?
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Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Calories 639 kcal
Author Little Luna
- 12 slices of white bread crumble-I cut each of mine into 12 cubes
- 1 pound ham cooked and cut into cubes
- 2 c shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 2 c shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 c butter melted
- 3c milk
Grease the 9×13 bakeware.
Put half of the bread, half of the cheese and ham in your pan. Repeat the layer.
Mix eggs, milk and melted butter in a bowl. Layers.
Refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
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