Fresh Asparagus and Prosciutto Strata

“Freshly grated Parmesan cheese can be substituted for the asiago cheese, watch your salt amount as the prosciutto is salty. Plan ahead this needs to chill for a minimum of 1 hour before baking. Prep time includes 1 hour chilling time.”
2hrs 40mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Butter a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. Cook the asparagus in boiling water (or steam) for about 2-3 minutes; drain and plunge into ice water or very cold water; drain and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Spread half of the cubed bread into the baking dish.
  4. Top with half of the prosciutto, then half of the cooked asparagus, half of the cheese and half of the chives.
  5. Layer remaining bread cubes on top, followed by remaining prosciutto, asparagus, cheese and then chives.
  6. In a bowl whisk eggs, milk, lemon peel, salt, pepper and pinch cayenne (if using) until well blended; pour evenly over the layered ingredients.
  7. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour.
  8. Bake in a 350°F oven for about 40-50 minutes.
  9. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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