Pizza Rustica-Inspired Strata

Pizza Rustica-Inspired Strata


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Get a taste of Italy for breakfast this morning with this tantalizing ham, basil and mozzarella-filled strata. It's a fun spin on the classic cold cut pie, pizza rustica. After one bite you'll be hooked!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 30-40 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

2 servings


  • 1/2 loaf crusty bread, cut into fine chunks
  • 1 C. cooked ham julienned
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 C. 2% milk
  • 1/4 C. fresh basil leafs, chopped and sweated
  • 1/2 C. shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 C. shredded mozzarella
  • salt and pepper
  • oregano
  • cooking spray

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Preheat oven to 350ยบ F.

In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, oregano, salt and pepper to taste, until well combined. Coat casserole dish with cooking spray and in alternating layers place the bread chunks, ham and cooked basil in the dish. Pour egg mixture over bread chunks mixture and top with cheeses.

Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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