Ham, Asparagus, and Goat Cheese Strata


Stratas are the new frittatas, haven't you heard? Please a crowd with this mouth-watering dish that pairs well with Chateau Ste. Michelle wines.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus extra to grease the pan

  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced

  • 8 ounces ham, diced

  • 1 ½ cups asparagus, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 12 eggs

  • 1 ¾ cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 loaf challah, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 8 ounces quality white cheddar cheese (such as Beecher's Flagship)

  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly butter the inside of a 3-quart casserole dish. Set aside.

  2. Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat; add butter, olive oil, and onion. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes until translucent, then add the ham. Saute for 1 minute, add the asparagus, and cook for 30 seconds more. Remove from heat and cool.

  3. In a medium bowl, beat eggs well and then whisk in milk, smoked paprika, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, and cayenne pepper. Place the challah pieces in a large bowl and add the egg mixture. Let the mixture sit for 10 minutes, tossing occasionally.

  4. Put 1/2 of the mixture in the bottom of the prepared casserole dish. Top with 1/2 of the asparagus-ham mixture, 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese, and all of the goat cheese. Cover with the rest of the bread mixture, asparagus-ham mixture, and cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees F. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

368 Calories
21g Fat
23g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 368
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 51%
Cholesterol 229mg 76%
Sodium 1107mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 297mg 23%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 299mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.