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Bacon, Gruyère, and Ham Strata

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 6 servings
This casserole is easy to prepare, especially if you purchase diced ham from your supermarket. Gruyère is a type of Swiss cheese. Its sweet nuttiness enhances this dish, though you can substitute Edam, Gouda, or even cheddar cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 12 ounces sourdough French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 10 cups), toasted
  • 3/4 cup diced ham
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled (drained)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 330
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 11.5 g
  • satfat 4.6 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 23.7 g
  • carbohydrate 34.1 g
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • cholesterol 34 mg
  • iron 4.2 mg
  • sodium 898 mg
  • calcium 348 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine milk, green onions, egg substitute, mustard, and pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add bread cubes and ham; stir well to combine. Pour into a 2-quart baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 350°.

  3. Uncover dish, and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until bread mixture is set and cheese is bubbly.