More Great Recipes: Breakfast | Casserole

Spinach And Cheese Strata


User Avatar
Member since 2008

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 45-55

Ingredients

1 (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed
1 1/2 cups finely chopped onions (1 large)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
8 cups French bread or Italian bread, in 1 inch cubes (1/2 lb)
6 ounces coarsely grated gruyere (2 cups)
2 ounces finely grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese (1 cup)
2 3/4 cups milk
9 large eggs
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


Squeeze handfuls of spinach to remove as much liquid as possible, then finely chop.


Cook onion in butter in a large heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until soft, 4 to 5 minutes.


Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg and cook, stirring, 1 minute.


Stir in spinach, then remove from heat.


Spread one third of bread cubes in a buttered 3-quart gratin dish or other shallow ceramic baking dish and top evenly with one third of spinach mixture.


Sprinkle with one third of each cheese.


Repeat layering twice (ending with cheeses).


Whisk together milk, eggs, mustard, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl and pour evenly over strata.


Chill strata, overnight, covered with plastic wrap, (at least 8 hours for bread to absorb custard).


Preheat oven to 350F.


Bake strata, uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed, golden brown, and cooked through, 45 to 55 minutes.


Let stand 5 minutes before serving.


Pairs Well With


Notes

We used to make this at the restaurant along with the blueberry stuffed french toast for Sunday brunch. These satisfied both the sweet and the savory

A dash of local for every season
By slyasafox15

22 Recipes

16 Downloads
FREE
Disney's Tinker Bell "Secret of the Wings Cookbook"
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

443 Downloads
FREE
'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

11217 Downloads
FREE
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Pecan Cookie Waffles with Honey-Cinnamon Butter
Pecan Cookie Waffles with Honey-Cinnamon Butter