Bacon, Gruyère, and Ham Strata


This casserole is easy to prepare, especially if you purchase diced ham from your supermarket. Gruyère is a type of Swiss cheese. Its sweet nuttiness enhances this dish, though you can substitute Edam, Gouda, or even cheddar cheese.  This recipe serves 6


  • 2 cups fat-free milk Milk, reduced fat, fluid, 2% milkfat, with added vitamin A
  • 1 cup chopped green onions Onions, green, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw
  • 1 cup egg substitute Egg substitute, liquid
  • 1 Tbs Dijon mustard Mustard, Dijon
  • 1/4 tsp ground red pepper Spices, pepper, red or cayenne
  • 12 oz sourdough French bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 10 cups), toasted Bread, french or vienna, toasted (includes sourdough)
  • 3/4 cup diced ham Turkey ham, cured turkey thigh meat
  • Cooking spray Cooking spray, vegetable oil
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese, (4 ounces)
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled (drained) Pork, cured, bacon, raw


Step 1

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°.

Step 2

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.


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