Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 18 slices (about 3/4 in. thick) from a loaf of slightly dried-out Italian bread

  2. 6 oz sliced ham, stacked and cut in strips

  3. 1 box (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

  4. 1 jar (12 oz) roasted red peppers, well drained, cut in strips

  5. 4 oz extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)

  6. 4 scallions, sliced

  7. 21/2 cups whole milk

  8. 5 large eggs

  9. 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Lightly coat a 2-qt shallow baking dish with nonstick spray.2. Put 6 slices bread in bottom of dish. Cover with half the ham, spinach, red peppers, cheese and scallions.3. Cover with 12 slices bread, overlapping. Top with remaining ham, spinach, peppers, cheese and scallions.4. Whisk milk, eggs and mustard in a bowl; pour evenly over strata. Cover with foil; refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.5. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake, covered, 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 to 15 minutes more until puffed and center is at least 160°F.


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