Broccoli, Ham 'n' Cheddar Strata

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4 cups (1 L) bite-size broccoli florets (about 10oz/300 g)

4 eggs

2 cups (500 mL) milk

1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard or honey mustard

1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil

1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper

12 oz (375 g) whole wheat baguette, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces (5 cups/ 1.25 L)

3 oz (90g) deli Black Forest ham, chopped (about 3/4 cup/175mL)

1 cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian old Cheddar cheese, divided

Broccoli, Ham 'n' Cheddar Strata

Family-favourites broccoli (fresh or frozen!) and Canadian cheddar cheese are the stars of this easy strata. Prepare it in the evening or in the morning, then tuck it into the refrigerator ready to bake when you get home at the end of the day. It's delicious for a weekend brunch, too!

Serves: 4-6

Preparation Time (required): 10 minutes

Cooking Time (required): 30 minutes

Refrigeration Time: 6 to 24 hours

Nutritional Information

Fibre: 5.9 g

Sodium: 735 mg

Calories: 356

Protein: 24 g

Carbohydrate: 34 g

Fat: 14 g


Butter a 13 x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish.

In a pot of boiling water, cook broccoli for 3 min or until bright green. Drain andrinse under cold water; drain well and pat dry.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs until blended; whisk in milk, mustard, basil and pepper. Add broccoli, bread, ham and half of the cheese and toss gently to combine.

Spread in prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hrs or for up to 1 day.

To serve, preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Uncover baking dish and bake for about 30 min or until puffed and a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Let stand for 5 min.

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