Recipe by CaliforniaJan
Swiss cuisine is based around dairy foods and this recipe makes excellent use of Gruyere cheese. This casserole is easy to prepare, especially if you purchase diced ham from your supermarket, it is great for brunch or a light dinner. Gruyère is a type of Swiss cheese. Its sweet nuttiness enhances this dish, though you can substitute Edam, Gouda, or even cheddar cheese. Note that it needs to be chilled 8 hours or overnight.
Top Review by Papa D 1946-2012
This is a filling flavorful Strata. I made as written with a couple of changes, I only used 1/2 cup chopped green onions and 2 cups of cubed Recipe #458056. Thanks for a great recipe. Made for ZWT7 Golden Gourmets.
- 2 cups nonfat milk
- 1 cup chopped green onion
- 1 cup egg substitute
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground red pepper
- 12 ounces sourdough French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 10 cups)
- 3⁄4 cup diced ham
- cooking spray
- 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
- 4 bacon, slices cooked and crumbled (drained)
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine milk, green onions, egg substitute, mustard, and pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add bread cubes and ham; stir well to combine. Pour into a 2-quart baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Uncover dish, and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with bacon. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until bread mixture is set and cheese is bubbly.