Ham and Swiss Cheese Strata

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Ham and Swiss Cheese Strata

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Published prior to 2008

You can vary the cheese any way you like (many New England Yankees don’t think anything but Cheddar makes sense); if you have access to some leftover Virginia ham, so much the better.

10 1/2 cups (14 ounces) bread cubes
1 1/2 cups (3 3/4 ounces) scallions, sliced
2 cups (9 ounces) diced ham
2 cups (6 1/2 ounces) shredded cheese
9 large eggs
5 cups (40 ounces) milk
3/4 teaspoon worcestershire
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Butter or oil a 9 x 13-inch baking pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the bread cubes, scallions, ham, and cheese. Stir everything to mix it evenly, and put the mixture into your buttered baking pan. In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs, milk and seasonings together. Pour this mixture slowly over the bread cubes in the pan, being careful to wet the entire top. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight. The next morning, bake the strata in a preheated 350°F oven for 60 to 70 minutes until the top is puffy and golden brown. The center may look slightly liquid, but will finish setting up after you take it out of the oven. Yield: 24 2-inch squares.


  • 05/17/2009
  • Mary Beth from Lyme, NH
  • Would it be possible to make this as individual servings, in mini muffin type things? Presuming you cut the bread cubes very small. I'm thinking of it as an appetizer...I'd love your thoughts.

    Mary Beth - Yes, you could do these in smaller portions. If you have any further questions you could email us, bakers@kingarthurflour.com or contact us through Livechat located on our website or call our Bakers' Hotline, 1-802-649-3717. Elisabeth @ KAF

  • 04/06/2009
  • kathleen from rahway, nj
  • can you use half and half instead of milk
    You could use half and half to replace some of the milk. Replacing all would make for a very rich dish, so try replacing just some to begin with. MJR @ KAF