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Cardigan Sunrise Breakfast Strata

Cardigan Sunrise Breakfast Strata
2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

Yield: Serves 10-12


  • 16 thick slices white bread, crusts removed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 6 to 8 scallions, chopped
  • 3 cups ham, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 ounces provolone cheese, grated
  • 10 extra-large eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups milk


Lightly butter 9x13-inch baking dish. Butter bread slices on both sides and line bottom of baking dish with 8 slices of bread. Saute scallions and ham cubes in butter until scallions are soft and ham is slightly browned. Distribute half the scallions and ham over bread slices. Top with half the cheddar and provolone cheeses. Repeat with buttered bread slices and ham and scallions. (Hold the cheese). Combine eggs and milk and pour over strata. Top with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning: Bake in 350 degrees F oven, 30 minutes covered, 30 minutes uncovered, until strata is golden brown and puffy.

Updated Sunday, April 21st, 2002

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2 Responses to Cardigan Sunrise Breakfast Strata

  1. Maria Martin November 10, 2004 at 2:02 pm #

    It’s very reminiscent of Italian Easter ham pie – with a few differences. Delicious recipe. I made it twice. The first time I followd the recipe exactly, the second time I switched the cheese to Italian fresh basket cheese – better yet. I also like it served cold.

  2. Anonymous August 24, 2006 at 9:42 am #

    Big hit!!!!
    Had the whole family over for Sunday brunch. Served the strata with fresh fruit and fresh hot coffee . . . so simple and so awesome.

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