Leftover holiday ham becomes a delicious breakfast or brunch dish in this hearty Ham Strata.
Are the Christmas parties still in swing?
Or, are you winding down and taking a breath before New Year’s eve?
We’re excited to be celebrating all weekend long, but boy are the leftovers piling up!
Don’t get me wrong, holiday leftovers are some of the best leftovers ever. But, sometimes you just want to rework the ingredients a little, or maybe use them for a second party and hope no one is the wiser!
Making A Stratta With Leftover Ham
This all-American Ham Stratta (or strata) makes use of leftover ham and bread, turning them into a beautiful and hearty breakfast bake for company or easy brunch dish.
It is light enough not to bring back the Christmas food coma, but filled with protein to keep you going strong while running around entertaining any family who might still in town.
Our Easy Ham Strata Recipe
What we love about a strata is that they are so easy to throw together, making them the perfect dishes to serve when you have a crowd coming over for breakfast or brunch.
Who doesn’t like eggs, ham, and cheese?
And stale bread makes this dish quite economical and filling. Perfect for feeding the masses!
Leftover holiday ham becomes a delicious breakfast or brunch in this easy Ham Strata.
Yield: 1 (8x8) pan (Double the recipe to fill a 9x13 pan.)
- 1 ½ c milk
- 6 eggs
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp granulated onion
- ½ - 1 tsp salt (depending on how salty your ham is)
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 7 c bread cubes, any type, slightly stale
- 1 ½ c cooked ham, chopped
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350F.
In a medium bowl or 4c liquid measure, whisk together milk, eggs, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion, salt, paprika, and pepper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, toss together the breadcrumbs, ham, 1/2 c cheese, and green pepper.
Pour the liquid mixture over the bread mixture, mixing to coat. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes for the bread to absorb the liquid.
Pour the mixture into a greased 8x8 baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese.
- Bake, uncovered, 40-45 minutes, until firm in the center.
Remove from the oven and let stand, uncovered, 5-10 minutes before serving.
This recipe from 2013 was updated in September 2017. We made the strata even tastier!
This is one of the recipes from the early days of Curious Cuisiniere. We’ve updated our pictures since we first made it, but we’ve left the original images here as a fun throwback and shout out to how far we’ve come. Enjoy!