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Overnight Ham Breakfast Strata Recipe - super easy and perfect for big crowds

Overnight Ham Breakfast Strata

Prep this recipe the night before and bake it in the morning for a sweet and savory breakfast perfect for large groups and holiday crowds
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
5 minutes
Total Time 9 hours
Servings 6
Calories 703kcal


  • 4 cups sweet brioche or challah bread torn into cubes
  • 1 lbs Prime Fresh Honey Ham chopped
  • 2 cup milk
  • 8 eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme leaves removed
  • Dried cranberries
  • 8 oz Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese shredded


  • In an 8x8 high walled baking dish, add the bread.
  • Toss half over the chopped ham into the bread mix.
  • Whisk the milk eggs together in a larger bowl.
  • Add salt and pepper to the mix along with the vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and thyme.
  • Pour over the bread mixture.
  • Add the remaining ham and dried cranberries.
  • Sprinkle with the Monterey Jack and cover with the swiss cheese.
  • Cover and place in fridge overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cover the strata with foil or a tight-fitting lid and bake 20 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake an additional 25-30 minutes until the eggs are set.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving warm



Calories: 703kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1396mg | Potassium: 463mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Calcium: 725mg | Iron: 2.3mg