Ham-Broccoli Strata

Ham-Broccoli Strata

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Strata is a layered casserole that's made with a mixture of eggs, bread and cheese—it's the ultimate brunch dish! In this version, chunks of French bread soak up the milk and egg mixture and are baked to perfection alongside ham, cheddar and broccoli florets. It's a meal your entire family will love.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 5 cups ½-inch French bread cubes
  • 1½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1 cup diced reduced-sodium cooked ham
  • 1¾ cups fat-free milk
  • ¾ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Dash ground black pepper


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  1. In microwave-safe shallow dish, combine broccoli and the water. Cover with vented plastic wrap and microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 2 to 3 minutes or just until tender. (Or in covered small saucepan, cook broccoli in small amount of boiling water for 4 to 6 minutes or just until tender.) Drain well; set aside.
  2. Layer half of the bread cubes in a greased 2-quart square baking dish. Top with cheese, ham and broccoli; add remaining bread cubes. In bowl, combine milk, egg product, onion, mustard and pepper. Pour egg mixture evenly over the layers in dish. Cover with foil and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Uncover and bake for 60 to 70 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 252 calories; 11 g fat(7 g sat); 1 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 73 mcg folate; 42 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 902 IU vitamin A; 21 mg vitamin C; 306 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 698 mg sodium; 310 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (35% daily value), Calcium (31% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1½ lean protein, 1 high-fat protein, 1 starch, ½ fat

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