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Cheesy Spinach Strata

Strata is another word for layers. This dish layers spinach, eggs, and bread cubes for some gooey goodness to share with the rest of your family. This dish is easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd! This recipe comes to us from our friends at Davidson’s Safest Choice® Eggs.

Serves 8

Cooking Tip of the Week: After assembling the strata, chill overnight. This allows for the bread to soak up the yummy flavors of the spinach and eggs. Then bake it the next day for an entree fresh out of the oven!

Food for Thought: Spinach is commonly known in Mediterranean cuisine, but it actually originates from the Middle East. From there, spinach was shared and traded around the world across many different cultures including China, the Mediterranean and Africa. Who knew that spinach was such a world traveler? Now, spinach is a versatile ingredient that is commonly used in the United States as well. Spinach can be eaten raw, sautéed, or added to dishes for more flavor, and of course nutrients!

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Directions:

Adult: Melt butter over medium heat in large sauté pan. Add onion and sauté until softened. Add spinach and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook until wilted. Set aside.

Together: Whisk eggs and milk together in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Kid: Spray a 3 quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

Together: Place 1/3 of bread cubes into casserole dish, top with 1/3 of spinach mixture and 1/3 of cheese. Continue layering with 1/3 of spinach mixture and cheese. Pour egg mixture over the top of layers. Cover and transfer to refrigerator to chill overnight.

Adult: Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until golden and eggs have set.

Calories 380, Calories from Fat 170, Total Fat 19g, Saturated Fat 9g, Cholesterol 220mg, Sodium 600mg, Total Carbohydrate 33g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 6g, Protein 21g, Vitamin A 40%, Vitamin C 50%, Calcium 10%, Iron 20%

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Instructions

  • 1. Adult: Melt butter over medium heat in large sauté pan. Add onion and sauté until softened. Add spinach and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook until wilted. Set aside.
  • 2. Together: Whisk eggs and milk together in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • 3. Kid: Spray a 3 quart casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 4. Together: Place 1/3 of bread cubes into casserole dish, top with 1/3 of spinach mixture and 1/3 of cheese. Continue layering with 1/3 of spinach mixture and cheese. Pour egg mixture over the top of layers. Cover and transfer to refrigerator to chill overnight.
  • 5. Adult: Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for approximately 45-50 minutes or until golden and eggs have set.