Tested till perfect All-Canadian Cheddar Strata

All-Canadian Cheddar Strata

Tomatoes, sweet pepper, ham and cheese all add colour and flavour to this chunky mix of eggs and bread. Most of the assembly is done the night before, which makes this an easy breakfast for entertaining.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Mealtimes Made Easy: 2001

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6


  • 1 loaf 1loafday-old Italian bread
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupsshredded old Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 1/2sweet green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup 1cupcubed smoked ham, (6 oz/175 g)
  • 6 6eggeggs
  • 2 cups 2cupsmilk
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspDijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspeach salt and pepper
  • 20 20cherry tomatocherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspolive oil
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh parsley
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Cut bread into 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes to make 12 cups (3 L). In bowl, toss together bread cubes, 2 cups (500 mL) of the cheese, green pepper and ham; arrange in greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish.

Whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, salt and half of the pepper; pour over bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate, spooning egg mixture over bread mixture occasionally, for 12 hours.

In bowl, toss together tomatoes, oil and remaining pepper; spoon over bread mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in 375°F (190°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until puffed and golden. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 687 pro 37g total fat 27g sat. fat 13g
carb 72g fibre 3g sodium 1,648mg

% RDI:

calcium 45 iron 33 vit A 34 vit C 27
folate 51
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