Egg Bakes & Quiche Dishes

Ham and Asparagus Strata


10 slices white bread (crusts removed), cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes
1 ½ cups (375 mL) ham, diced
3 cups chopped asparagus (about 1 ¼ lb/750 g)
½ sweet red pepper, chopped
2 cups (500 mL) shredded Old Cheddar cheese
6 eggs
3 cups (750 mL) 2% milk
3 green onions, chopped
½ tsp (2 mL) salt
½ tsp (2 mL) pepper
1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp (30 mL) Dijon mustard
Pinch of cayenne pepper


Blanch asparagus in a saucepan of boiling water for 2 minutes; drain and refresh under cold water. Reserve ½ cup (125 mL) tips for garnish.

Grease a 9 x 13 inch (23 cm x 33 cm) baking dish. Layer one-third each of the bread cubes, ham, asparagus, red pepper and cheese in the baking dish; repeat to make two more layers.

Beat eggs with milk, onion, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and pinch of cayenne. Pour over strata. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. Bake at 350°F (180°C) uncovered for 60 – 70 minutes, or until center is set.

Makes 10 servings.

Nutrients per serving:

Calories: 327.3
Protein: 21.1 g
Carbohydrate: 24.4 g
Fat: 16.0 g