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Ham Artichoke and Goat Cheese Strata

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 8 -10 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large leeks white and light green parts sliced
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk divided
  • 9 cups bread cut into 1" cubes (I used whole wheat bakery bread, sourdough and french bread would also work well!)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons herbes de Provence
  • 12 ounces fresh goat cheese crumbled
  • 12 ounces cooked ham chopped
  • 2 6.5 ounce jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Fontina cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13" baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large skillet melt butter.
  • Add leeks and cook over medium heat until very soft, about 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 2 cups of the milk with the cubed bread. Set aside and let stand until the liquid has absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together remaining 1 1/2 cups of milk, eggs, garlic, salt, pepper, nutmeg, sage, and herbs de Provence until well blended.
  • You can assemble the strata once the leeks have cooked and the bread has soaked.
  • Place half of the bread mixture into the prepared dish.
  • Top with half of the leeks, half of the goat cheese, half of the ham, half of the artichoke hearts, and half of the cheese.
  • Pour half of the milk/egg/herb mixture over.
  • Repeat with remaining layers of bread, leeks, goat cheese, ham artichoke hearts, cheese, and milk/egg mixture.
  • If you are going to bake this in the morning, cover and refrigerate.
  • If you are baking immediately, place in preheated oven, uncovered, for about 1 hour until the center is firm and the edges are brown.
  • If you are going to bake in the morning, I recommend removing it from the refrigerator an hour prior to baking, or just add 10-15 minutes to the baking time.
  • Serve and enjoy!