Goat Cheese, Artichoke and Ham Strata II

"Different then the other two recipes with similar names. This one came from a PTA breakfast. I'm not sure where the mom who made it got the recipe, but it was delicious!"
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins


  • 2 cups milk
  • 14 cup olive oil
  • 8 cups sourdough bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 12 cups whipping cream or 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt
  • 34 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 ounces soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 12 teaspoons herbs, de provence (or try oregano and rosemary if you can't get it)
  • 12 ounces smoked ham, chopped
  • 3 (6 1/2 ounce) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained, rinsed and halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup Fontina cheese
  • 1 12 cups grated parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Butter a 13x9 glass baking dish,.
  • Whisk milk and oil in a large bowl. Stir in bread. Let stand until liquid is absorbed- about 10 minutes.
  • Whisk cream and next four ingredients in another large bowl. Stir in goat cheese.
  • In a small bowl combine herbs.
  • place half of bread mixture into prepared dish.
  • Top with half of the ham, artichoke hearts, herb and cheeses.
  • Pour half of cream mixture over.
  • Repeat layering with remaining bread, ham, artichoke, herbs, cheeses and cream mixture.
  • Bake until firm, about 1 hour.
  • note* can be made ahead of time, cover and chill and baked the next day.

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