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Sunday, December 4, 2011

BREAKFAST STRATA



Ingredients

  • 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 2 slices crumbled cooked bacon
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1(8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 12 eggs
  • 4 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, ham, onions, green peppers and garlic in oil until vegetables are tender. Drain and pat dry; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and cream until smooth. Beat in eggs. Stir in the bread, cheese, salt, pepper and vegetable mixture.
  3. Pour into two greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.