Overnight Breakfast Strata


  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) seasoned croutons
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) butter and garlic croutons
  • 3 cups coarse chopped cooked ham
  • 1 package (8 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) chopped roasted red pepper, drained and patted dry
  • 18 large eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Remove 18 quart roaster pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Layer croutons, ham, cheese, spinach and red peppers in pan.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on LOW, beat eggs, milk, half and half, salt and pepper for 2 minutes or until blended. Pour over layered mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Heat roaster oven with lid on to 275°F.
  5. Remove roasting pan from refrigerator and remove plastic wrap. Carefully place in roaster oven.
  6. Cover with lid and bake for 1 ¾ to 2 hours, until mixture is almost cooked through.
  7. Remove lid and bake for an additional 30 minutes until center is set.

Serves: 24



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