Ham and Asparagus Strata

This Ham and Asparagus Strata recipe is too good to be true. It's a delicious overnight casserole that seems fancy but is actually VERY easy to make!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Ham and Asparagus Quiche, Ham and Asparagus Strata, Strata Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Chill time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 55 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 204kcal
Author Pretty Providence


  • 1 lb thin fresh asparagus sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound cooked ham cubed
  • 2 cups Italian or French bread cubed, about 1/2 loaf
  • 1 red pepper diced small
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 8 eggs
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 green onions diced


  • Lay the bread cubes on the bottom of an 8x11 casserole dish. Layer ham, asparagus, then red pepper over top. (Note: you want to use very thin asparagus in order to avoid having to steam it first. If you cannot find thin, steam first for 2-3 minutes.)
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour egg mixture over top of the bread layers.
  • Lay the six slices of cheese over top of the casserole.
  • Cover tightly with foil and refrigerate over night, or for at least two hours.
  • In the morning, preheat oven to 375 degrees. While oven is preheating, set casserole dish on the counter to warm up.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Garnish with green onions.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 634mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1130IU | Vitamin C: 23.8mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 2.1mg