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Ham and Cheese Mushroom Strata Recipe

This Ham and Cheese Mushroom Strata Recipe is easy and can be made ahead which makes it perfect for entertaining and the holidays!

Top angled view of a piece of Ham and Cheese strata with melted cheese and mushrooms sitting on a clear glass plate over a green and white placemat. This Ham and Cheese Mushroom Strata Recipe is so easy and delicious. It’s magical the way this simple dish comes together and I love that it can be made ahead.

Top angled view of a piece of Ham and Cheese strata with melted cheese and mushrooms sitting on a clear glass plate over a green and white placemat. Fresh raspberries and blackberries sit next to it on the plate and in a bowl behind it.We love to entertain, but I used to make the mistake of trying to do too much. I was chasing my tail off and freaking out about everything. I was a “Martyr Host” serving and waiting on people and looking for accolades instead of chilling and enjoying their company the way that they wanted me to.

Top-down view of a piece of Ham and Cheese strata with melted cheese and mushrooms sitting on a clear glass plate over a green and white placemat. Well, I’m over that. I found that I wasn’t getting people together because it was too much work. John was totally the opposite. He would invite people over without a plan. That also freaked me out! Since then, we’ve discovered a happy medium and our ultimate goal is having a great time.

Top angled view of a piece of Ham and Cheese strata with melted cheese and mushrooms sitting on a clear glass plate over a green and white placemat. Fresh raspberries and blackberries sit next to it on the plate and in a bowl behind it with a glass of mimosa and a bottle of white wine.One of my favorite meals is brunch. Especially during the holidays. Everyone is so busy that it’s hard to get together. I added fruit and a bright Pinot Gris that went really well with my dish. I also picked up a Prosecco and some delicious O.J. to add another beverage option.

This Ham and Cheese Mushroom Strata Recipe can be put together in under 15 minutes and then refrigerated until you need it. Here’s how I made it.

One of the things that I loved about this ham is how many ways there were to repurpose it into other meals.

  • We sliced it and packaged it in week-long serving size bags for lunches.
  • Fried up ham steaks served with a baked sweet potato for another dinner
  • Ham and Bean soup
  • Other Tasty Ways to use Leftover Ham
  • Diced it up in this amazing Ham and Cheese Mushroom Strata Recipe

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Ham and Cheese Mushroom Strata Recipe

This Ham and Cheese Mushroom Strata Recipe is easy and can be made ahead which makes it perfect for entertaining and the holidays! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 8 people
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

  • 8 cups baguette cut into 1/2" cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • 1 cup swiss cheese shredded
  • 2 1/2 cups milk I used skim - any is fine
  • 8 ounces ham cubed
  • 2 cups shitake mushrooms coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 8 eggs

Instructions

  • In a large bowl whisk eggs together until smooth.  Add 1 cup cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, milk, ham, mushrooms, thyme, ground mustard, pepper, and salt.  Stir to combine.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Line the bottom evenly with the cubed bread.  Pour egg mixture over the cubed bread.  Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.  
  • Cover with foil and refrigerate for 1 hour.  Remove the dish from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking and preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.  Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes.

Notes

I let my strata sit for 1 hour before baking.  I recommend at least 15 minutes.  

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 223mg | Sodium: 1065mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 725IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 399mg | Iron: 2.4mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Mike

Tuesday 26th of May 2020

Easy prep and great to share with family

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Monday 11th of December 2017

This sounds perfect for get-togethers this time of year! Anything that lets me feed people with less stress is always welcome :)

Julie Menghini

Monday 11th of December 2017

Thank you, Kelsie! I'm all for the non-stress option too!

Judith Graber

Friday 8th of December 2017

Brunch is always a favorite way to entertain and serving a strata is a good choice. I would have to sub the mushrooms for zucchini or such and I'm sure it would not affect the flavor :)

Julie Menghini

Saturday 9th of December 2017

Thanks, Judi! I love dishes like this for brunches or overnight guests.