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August 28, 2012

Ham, Cheese, and Broccoli Strata

This is a recipe that I fall back on when I'm desperate for a fast and easy dinner (when am I not?).
Very quick to prepare (you can have this recipe ready to bake by the time your oven has finished preheating), it's easy to adapt and switch up! 
I think you will find this recipe one that you use often too.

5 eggs
1 c. milk
1/2 c. sour cream
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen, chopped broccoli, thawed
1 (6 oz.) pkg Stove Top Stuffing mix,
(chicken flavor) do not prepare
9 oz. Ham, chopped or diced
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded, divided

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly coat a 2-qt baking dish with non-stick spray.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, and sour cream until well combined.  Stir in the dry stuffing mix (entire box contents), broccoli, and 1/2 c. of the shredded cheese. Pour into the prepared baking dish, cover loosely with foil, and bake for 1 hour.
After hour of baking time, uncover, sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese, and bake an additional 5-7 minutes until cheese has melted.
We always use salsa and sour cream as condiments with this dish.  Freshly diced tomatoes are wonderful sprinkled on top when the dish comes out of the oven.

I love the versatility of this recipe.  One of my favorite variations is using chicken, spinach, and mozzarella cheese, in place of the ham, broccoli, and cheddar cheese. Using Swiss cheese with the ham and broccoli also creates a different taste result, and is delicious!

Now you know why I like this recipe so much.  A great way to use up leftovers, like ham, broccoli, or whatever you have on hand.

One additional bonus is the relatively frugal cost of making this recipe. It calls for pantry supply items, and ingredients you may have left over from other meals...can't beat that!

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Unknown said...

Hiya, this looks so amazing! I can't wait to make it. Can you please clarify about the stuffing mix tho? Sorry, I'm not sure if you mean putting in everything from the box--bread crumbs and flavour package, or do you just mean flavour package, or do you just mean bread crumbs? Just might make it tonight as I have some broccoli to use up.

Cathy Dee

Unknown said...

Hi Cathy!
Thank you for pointing out that the stuffing details need clarifying...
Use the entire package of stuffing, bread crumbs and seasoning, in the mix.
I hope you'll stop back by and let us know how you like this recipe!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much! I'm pretty sure I'm the only one having trouble Looking forward to making it!


Erin said...

This looks absolutely wonderful. I can't wait to try it. Thanks!!!