A Healthier Strata Recipe with Ham, Spinach and Peppers

As if I wasn’t having fun enough with my two-year old nephew, Blake, I’m now fortunate to have Grayson to spoil too!

Baby Grayson

You’ve seen Blake featured here on many an occasion. After all, his aunt is a cook and loves to feed the little guy!



Grayson made his grand entrance into the world a few weeks ago, and naturally that meant Auntie needed to make some comfort food for Mom and Dad.

After all, rest in that household wasn’t going to happen for several weeks to come. Those of us who have had an infant and a toddler in the house, know how exhausting those first few days are.

Grayson’s Ham and Cheese Strata

A ham and cheese strata is the perfect meal contribution. It can serve as breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Ham and Cheese Strata

Ham and Cheese Strata

Even better, this easy egg recipe keeps in the frig for several days – a  must for new moms and dads who have to grab a bite whenever they can.

And it’s hearty enough to stick to your ribs for hours to come.

Grayson's Strata

Grayson’s Strata

Welcome to the family Grayson – Auntie can’t wait to spoil you rotten!

Happy, healthy cooking!

Grayson’s Ham and Cheese Strata
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  • 8 cups whole grain bread , cubed
  • 4 cups spinach, chopped
  • ⅓ cup shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, finely minced
  • ½ cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 2 cups ham , chopped
  • 2 ½ cups low fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 large egg
  • 4 large egg white
  • ½ cup low fat sour cream
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Combine spinach, shallot, thyme, red pepper and ham in a large bowl.
  4. Whip eggs, sour cream, milk, mustard, salt and pepper in another bowl.
  5. Layer 4 cups of bread on the bottom, then top with ½ the spinach mixture, and 1 cup cheese.
  6. Top with remaining bread, spinach mixture and cheese, then pour egg over the top.
  7. Cover with foil and chill for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  8. Leave covered and bake for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove foil and bake for another 10 - 15 minutes until egg is set and cheese is lightly browned.
Calories: 255
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 6
Total Fat: 8.97g
Cholesterol: 163mg
Sodium: 837mg
Total Carbs: 17.63g
Dietary Fiber: 1.74g
Sugars: 2.11g
Protein: 24.14g
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8

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    • says

      It makes a great brunch dish. Just use a heartier bread and it can easily soak overnight and be baked the next day. There’s lots of strata recipe out there. Mine is just a bit on the lighter side. :)

    • says

      Thank you! I spent some time with the little darling on Sunday. I was totally in heaven. Love a strata – they are so versatile when it comes to ingredients.

  1. says

    You’ve got cute nephews right there! That recipe looks like a winner. I’d like mine to have lots of cheese. Thanks! Just looking at it really made me hungry.

  2. says

    You’re a good aunt! And you make a mean strata. This is a dish I rarely make – when I’m in the mood for this sort of eggy flavor I’m more a frittata person – but a strata is great. Good recipe – thanks.

    • says

      A strata isn’t on my list unless it’s for a brunch or a comfort food situation like this. Vanessa said they ate it for three days straight – it keeps so well. I have to agree, I’m a frittata person myself. Love the endless combination of ingredients I can use.

    • says

      It’s more of an egg casserole. The bread is soaked in the egg, and when cooked becomes like a spongy custard. This recipe soaks for a few minutes as compared with the typical strata, which requires a hearty, stale bread and soaks overnight. I’ve made both and think this lighter version is easier and faster to put on the table. If I were to make it for myself, I would have kicked up the veggies. :)

  3. says

    I love a ham and cheese strata. I can eat it for dinner and have the leftovers for breakfast. Yours looks wonderful and those kids are too cute!

  4. says

    Kristi, congratulations, baby is so beautiful, kids are amazing and they are so lucky to have you to introduce them to amazing healthy dishes. Strata looks perfect-:)

  5. says

    Aw he’s ADORABLE!! You and his parents must be so thrilled.

    So nice of you to make this gorgeous strata for them. I haven’t had any babies yet but I’ve already decided that I’m going to need to stockpile my freezer before I’m due.

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