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Low Fat Ham and Cheese Strata

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Ham, Cheese and Spinach Strata
Make this low fat ham, cheese and spinach strata for a casual weekend brunch. It's a perfect low fat brunch option at Easter, a time when you might want to enjoy an egg-based dish. Using reduced fat cheese plus a mix of whole eggs and egg whites helps reduce the amount of fat and cholesterol. Use one cup of egg substitute instead of the egg combination if you prefer. This strata can be assembled the night before. Simply cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 10 ounces day-old Italian or French bread, cut into cubes
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 10-ounce package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 4 slices lean cooked ham. chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat an 11 X 7-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, whisk eggs and egg whites together. Add milk, half the cheese, mustard, spinach and ham. Stir well. Add bread cubes and toss well. Pour egg and bread mixture into baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and freshly ground black pepper.

Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.

Serves 8.

Per Serving: Calories 203, Calories from Fat 51, Total Fat 5.7g (sat 2.6g), Cholesterol 67mg, Sodium 564mg, Carbohydrate 23.8g, Fiber 2.2g, Protein 14.3g

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 5 out of 5
For Interstitial Cyistitis, Member nowherewoman06_ks

Hello, I have not actually made this recipe, however I can already tell u its going to be great. Who doesn't like ham, cheese & spinach!! I will be making this for breakfast tomorrow, but wanted to give people like me with IC, also known as Interstitial Cystitis (ulcers in the bladder, VERY painful) a way to enjoy this recipe. Put in only a small amount of Dijon mustard 1/2 tsp. Make sure ur ham doesn't have MSG, or nitrites-nitrates in it (always good to get ur meat from whole foods) use Velveeta in place of cheddar cheese as we can not eat aged cheeses, or u can use Colby & Monterrey! Its very hard finding bladder ulcer friendly foods so don't be afraid to modify it for ur condition! I believe this recipe will make a great addition for my cook book:) God bless & good luck!

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