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Becky Luigart-Stayner Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Bacon, Gruyère, and Ham Strata

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.

Cooking Light DECEMBER 2005

  • Yield: 6 servings

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 330
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Fat: 11.5g
  • Saturated fat: 4.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 23.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 34.1g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg
  • Iron: 4.2mg
  • Sodium: 898mg
  • Calcium: 348mg
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