Bacon, Gruyère, and Ham Strata

Becky Luigart-Stayner
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.

Yield:

6 servings

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Nutritional 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

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)

Preparation

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.

Preheat oven to 350°.

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.

Note:

Bruce Aidells,

December 2005