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Asparagus Cheese Strata Main Dish

"Last spring we visited old friends who serve this egg dish for Sunday breakfast before church. I thought it was wonderful and full of flavor. Besides, it's easy to make ahead. I use fresh asparagus and serve it with muffins and fresh fruit. --Betty Jacques, Hemet, California"
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1 h 20 m servings
Original recipe yields 10 servings

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  1. In a saucepan, cover asparagus with water; cover and cook until just tender but still firm. Drain and set aside. Lightly brush butter over one side of bread slices. Place half of the bread, buttered side up, in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Layer with asparagus and ham. Cover with remaining bread, buttered side up. In a bowl, lightly beat eggs; add milk, onion, salt and mustard; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees F for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Return to the oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

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I've been making this recipe for a long time and everyone seems to love it. The only difference I make in the recipe is to use Swiss cheese rather than the cheddar.

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Turned out a little watery. Next time I will cube the bread and toss with the ham, asparagus, cheese and egg mixture to more evenly distribute the ingredients. Layering the aparagus and ham in t...

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I've been making this recipe for a long time and everyone seems to love it. The only difference I make in the recipe is to use Swiss cheese rather than the cheddar.

So good! I used whole wheat bread, left on the crusts and omitted the butter. I love breakfast casseroles made the day before and baked the next morning. I also cut the milk down to 2c. (1c.of 1...

I cut back on the asparagus (I ate the extra as a snack while cooking) and added sliced mushrooms. So good! I also added more cheese to the top.

Turned out a little watery. Next time I will cube the bread and toss with the ham, asparagus, cheese and egg mixture to more evenly distribute the ingredients. Layering the aparagus and ham in t...

Loved this both times I've made it! I added zucchini the first time, left crust on and didn't butter bread (no need for extra calories)! I also mixed it all first in big bowl before letting sit ...

Fantastic! Made it for Mother's Day and it was amazing, even the kids (6 yrs - 1 yr) ate it and asked for seconds. I used country potato white bread and left the crust on. It didn't make a di...

I made this for a Sunday Brunch and it must have been good-there was nothing left for me to try! Everyone wanted the recipe!

It was good, its wasn't what i was expecting

Yummy! I added onion and mild italian sausage and it was awesome!