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Cheese, Ham & Broccoli Strada Recipe
by Gretchen Wasniewski

Cheese, Ham & Broccoli Strada

An easy, make-ahead recipe that is perfect for any brunch.

Rating: 4/5
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Prep time: United States American
Cook time: Servings: 6


  • 6 Slices firm whole wheat bread
  • 4 slices reduced fat American cheese
  • 5 oz. frozen, chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup diced reduced sodium ham
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 T minced onion, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 t dry mustard
  • 4 oz. shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • canola oil cooking spray


  1. Spray 9x9 baking dish with canola oil
  2. Place 3 slices bread on bottom of dish, trimming so they completely cover the bottom
  3. Top with cheese slices, ham and broccoli
  4. Arrange remaining bread slices on top
  5. Combine remaining ingredients and pour evenly over top
  6. Cover and refrigerate overnight
  7. Uncover and place shredded cheese and paprika on top before baking
  8. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for 45 minutes or until firm.
  9. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
  10. To make this dish decorative, freeze bread slices, then cut "Doughnuts & Holes" (Cut bread with a round drinking glass and a shot glass to look like a doughnut.) Use the scraps for the bottom and arrange the doughnuts and holes on the top.