Broccoli & Ham Quistrata

2 cups broccoli florets
1 cup cubed ham
3/4 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
1/4 cup parmesan, grated
8 eggs, beaten
4 slices of bread, cut into triangles
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons oil

Preheat oven to 350. In a large saute pan, heat oil and then saute the onion, garlic and broccoli until softened. Spray or grease medium sized casserole dish. Arrange the bread to completely cover the bottom of the dish. Pour the onions, garlic and broccoli over the bread. Sprinkle with cheese. Pour eggs over the mixture, add salt and pepper to taste. Bake uncovered about 15 minutes or until the eggs are “set”. Slice and serve hot.

My thoughts:

There has been a fair amount of broccoli/cheese/ham recipes floating around lately and they all looked so good, I coaxed my husband into making this one. He named it a “quistrata” because it is sort of a cross between a strata and a quiche. It is also very tasty if cheese and egg laden. Very much a comfort food.

Also: I realized I never really posted this: I have started another food related blog, Food Maven, to post non-recipe food/cooking related things. Check it out!


  1. wonderful. I love ham and broccoli, so I will experiment with your recipe. Wow! It is so European, too!


  2. I like the name you gave it….quistrata. It looks good too.

  3. This looks sooo yummy and I love the name!

  4. Did you use just regular sliced bread or thicker?

  5. We used Pepperidge Farm sliced white bread. Nothing fancy.

  6. Man oh man does that look delicious! I really want to make it now!!!