Fast Family Dinners:Broccoli, Cheddar And Ham Strata

Get into your comfort zone this fall and winter season with some Fast Family Dinners. Enjoy delicious baked casseroles, baked until bubbly. Life is good for a busy mom who stays one step ahead of the game.

Broccoli, Cheddar and Ham Strata


1 Tablespoon Calolea California Garlic Olive Oil

1 medium onion, diced

1 bag (1-pound) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed

2 cups Italian Herb bread crumbs (I used Ritz crackers pulsed in food processor with Italian Seasoning and Oregano)

1/2 pound sliced deli ham, chopped

1/4 cup bacon, cooked and chopped

6 large eggs

2 Tablespoons fresh dill or chives ( I had dill on hand)

1 Tablespoon honey mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish or your Deep Covered Baker with nonstick baking spray.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes. Add broccoli and cook another 5 minutes.

Place bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl. Stir in broccoli-onion mixture, ham and bacon.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, dill, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over bread crumbs mixture, stirring to mix ingredients. Transfer to your baking dish or baker, and top evenly with shredded cheese.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Makes 8 servings


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