Ham, Mushroom, & Spinach Strata

"My sister-in-law made this Christmas Eve morning. Very good."
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1hr 5mins




  • Spray a 9"x11" dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil; add onion and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook for 8 minutes. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, sour cream, and remaining salt & pepper. Mix in the cream cheese.
  • In the dish, layer half of the bread slices, 3/4 cup shredded cheese, half of the ham, half of the spinach, and half of the mushroom mixture. Slowly pour half of the egg mixture over this.
  • Repeat layers with bread, 3/4 cup cheese, ham, spinach, mushroom mixture, and egg mixture.
  • Top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.
  • Let come to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Uncover and bake for 45 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.
  • Note: If using a 9"x13" dish, you may need to add more mushrooms and spinach, and maybe bake a little longer.

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