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Ham, Provolone and Basil Strata

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Indulge in the savory goodness of this delicious and comforting Ham, Provolone, and Basil Strata. This make-ahead dish is perfect for gatherings. Layers of crusty Italian bread, flavorful HORMEL® CURE 81® Classic Boneless Ham, sun-dried tomatoes, and a blend of cheeses create a mouthwatering combination. Fresh basil adds a fragrant and vibrant touch.

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8 eggs
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup milk
teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch salt and freshly ground pepper
4 cups crusty Italian bread, such as ciabatta, torn into pieces
1½ cups HORMEL® CURE 81® Classic Boneless Ham
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained and halved
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded provolone cheese, divided
1 cup shredded fresh basil leaves, for garnish


  1. Grease 3-quart baking dish.

  2. In large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper together.

  3. Add bread, ham, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and 1 cup provolone cheese. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining provolone cheese. Cover with foil. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.

  4. Heat oven to 325°F. Remove foil. Bake 1 hour or until set and top is golden brown.