Spinach and Ham Breakfast Strata

 

This strata has less than 20 carbs per serving. Fresh Greek yogurt, eggs, cheese give this dish a protein punch, while a bit of ham seasons to perfection.

Spinach and Ham Breakfast Strata

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: egg recipe, healthy breakfast, healthy strata, make ahead breakfast
Servings: 6
Author: Kathy

This strata has less than 20 carbs per serving. Fresh Greek yogurt, eggs, cheese give this dish a protein punch, while a bit of ham seasons to perfection. 

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Ingredients

  • 6 ounces chopped ham
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 6 ounces fresh baby spinach, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 3/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tbs mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt add more or less according to your taste
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper add more or less according to your taste
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 6 slices bread, cubed
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray, oil, or a bit of butter. Set aside.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.

  3. Add ham, onion and garlic to the skillet over medium-high heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is browned and tender, about 10 minutes. 
  4. Add spinach; cook until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. allow to cool completely. Then toss together chopped ham mixture, bread cubes, and cheese in a large bowl. 

  5. Arrange mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.

  6. Combine milk, yogurt, eggs, egg whites, mustard, pepper, and salt in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until well combined. Pour evenly over bread mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours or overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; let strata stand at room temperature as oven preheats. Bake strata in preheated oven until top of strata is browned and a knife inserted in center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Let strata stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

This strata is best if you allow it to soak overnight. Not only does this add make-ahead convenience, it also allows the bread to fully absorb the egg mixture, giving it a creamy texture inside, while allowing the top bread pieces get crisp.