Simple Ham & Cheese Breakfast Strata

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Ham and cheese is sort of like peanut butter and jelly. They’re one of those combos in life that always works and almost everyone can agree on loving. Whether it’s a sandwich, a croissant, an omelet, a slider or whatever else you can think of, ham and cheese is a much loved combo. This Ham and Cheese Breakfast Strata is no exception.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Strata
This dish is no exception. This Ham and Cheese Breakfast Strata combines this lovely duo and takes it to the next level. Combined with savory eggs and bread, this casserole dish is one you will remember.
ham and cheese breakfast strata
ham and cheese breakfast strata
ham and cheese breakfast strata

If you’ve never heard of a strata before it’s simply a fancy way of saying a layered casserole dish. It is considered an American dish and is similar in make up to a quiche or a frittata. One of the best parts is that it – like a quiche – it can actually include anything you want it to and variations abound.

With this simple Ham & Cheese Strata you could easily toss in some green peppers, spinach, broccoli or even kale. Red peppers, tomatoes, onions or even asparagus would go nicely too.
ham and cheese breakfast strata
This Ham and Cheese Breakfast Strata is usually served for breakfast or brunch. It’s perfect for celebrations like Easter, Mother’s Day, Christmas morning and New Year’s morning. Add some fresh fruit on the side and you have a simple morning dish that feeds a group of people. Or pair it with a salad and serve it for lunch.
It reheats well too so if you have leftovers you can save it for a few days.
Grab the full, simple recipe below and let me know if you decide to make it!
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Ham & Cheese Breakfast Strata

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Keyword: ham and cheese breakfast strata
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Refrigerate: 2 hours
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Rachel Quenzer


  • 3 cups ham diced
  • 12 slices of bread cubed
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of butter melted
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 3 cups of Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 scallions chopped


  • Grease your pan with your olive oil and make sure the whole pan is covered. 
  • Layer about half of your bread cubes on the bottom on the pan. 
  • Next layer half of the ham and half of the cheese. 
  • Add in the rest of your bread. 
  • Then add another layer of ham and cheese. 
  • Combine milk, eggs and melted butter and then pour it over the whole mixture. Make sure to cover the whole casserole with the mixture. 
  • Chill for at least two hours. If you want you can make this the night before you intend to serve it. 
  • Preheat your oven to 350 and then bake for 40-50 minutes. 
  • Let cool for about 5 minutes and then serve. 

ham and cheese breakfast strata



  1. 5 stars
    Yum. I’m in charge of bringing something for Easter brunch and this would be perfect. I am always searching for something last minute but you save me this year! No more searching, this looks delicious.

  2. That recipe looks so amazing. I will have to add this to my list of recipes to make. I can’t wait to try it. It sounds so good.


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