Easy Bake Cheese Stratas

Makes 4 servings

Preparation Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 35 min

These easy-to-make individual stratas are sure to become a family favourite. Wake up to a delicious aroma by making them the night before and popping them into the oven in the morning. They are perfect for making together on the weekend.


slices whole grain bread
1 1/2 cups chopped, cooked broccoli 375 mL
1/2 cup shredded light old Cheddar or Swiss cheese 125 mL
1/4 cup chopped lean ham 60 mL
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 30 mL
3/4 cup skim milk 175 mL
1 tsp Dijon mustard 5 mL
pinch fresh ground black pepper pinch


Step 1
Using a serrated knife, cut bread into 1 cm (1/2 inch) cubes and place in large bowl. Add broccoli, cheese, ham and parsley and mix. Divide among four 250 mL (1 cup) ovenproof ramekins, or bowls, and place on a small baking sheet.

Step 2
In another bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, mustard and pepper until well combined. Gently pour over top of each bread mixture; press down gently with a fork so the bread absorbs the egg mixture. Let stand for 15 minutes or alternatively, cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.

Step 3
Bake in preheated 190°C (375°F) oven for about 35 minutes or until puffed and edges are golden, and a knife inserted in centre comes out clean. Use a digital food thermometer to check that eggs have reached an internal temperature of 74°C (165°F).


Get your mini chefs into the kitchen. They can help tear the bread into pieces with their hands, grate the cheese, whisk the egg mixture and pour it over the bread cubes.
Mix up your veggies. Swap out the broccoli for cauliflower, red peppers or mushrooms.
If you don’t have small ramekins you can use a small baking dish.
Slash your sodium by using lower sodium ham. Want to make this recipe vegetarian?  Just leave out the ham.

Nutrition & Notes

Nutrition Information
Valeur nutritive
per 1 serving
% Daily Value
% valeur quotidienne
Calories / Calories 197
Fat / Lipides 8 g
Saturated / saturés 3 g
+ Trans / trans
Cholesterol / Cholestérol 153 mg
Sodium / Sodium 401 mg
Carbohydrates / Glucides 16 g
Fiber / Fibres 3 g
Sugars / Sucres 5 g
Protein Protéines 16 g
Vitamin A / Vitamine A
Vitamin C / Vitamine C
Calcium / Calcium
Iron / Fer