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Spring Breakfast Strata

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour


12 servings

Eggs are the star of this hearty breakfast fare. Filled with tasty ingredients like ham, mushrooms, cheddar cheese and asparagus, this dish is super. You can prepare it the night before for a no-fuss breakfast, brunch or dish to pass.—Maryellen Hays, Fort Wayne, Indiana


  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen cut asparagus, thawed
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 10 cups cubed bread


  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs; add milk, mustard, basil and salt. Gently stir in remaining ingredients until well mixed. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 325 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 195mg cholesterol, 1075mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.

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