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Recipe

Mushroom and Spinach Skillet Strata

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

A strata is essentially a savory bread pudding, and can be augmented with anything from ham to summer vegetables. Here, smoked Gouda lends a hearty richness to the classic pairing of spinach and mushrooms. Though stratas are usually associated with make-ahead breakfasts, this skillet technique lets you have it on the table in less than 30 minutes, perfect for a weeknight dinner. Serve with a simple green salad to round out the meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz. baguette (about a 9-inch piece), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. cremini mushrooms, trimmed and coarsely chopped (1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. coarsely chopped fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 oz. baby spinach (4 lightly packed cups)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 oz. smoked Gouda, coarsely grated (about 3/4 cup)

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 310
      Fat Calories (kcal): 140
      Fat (g): 16
      Saturated Fat (g): 8
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4.5
      Cholesterol (mg): 225
      Sodium (mg): 740
      Carbohydrates (g): 24
      Fiber (g): 2
      Protein (g): 18

Preparation

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 450°F.
  • Spread the bread cubes on a large rimmed baking sheet and toast in the heating oven until dry and pale golden, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a 10-inch ovenproof skillet with a lid over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender but not browned, 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, garlic, thyme, and 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are soft, about 3 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Add the cheese and bread, toss until combined, and transfer to the skillet. Stir until all of the ingredients are distributed evenly and then press down on the mixture to flatten it a bit.
  • Bake, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake until set in the center, about 5 minutes more. Let cool briefly, slice, and serve.

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  • twood | 07/25/2017

    This was a wonderful weeknight meal that came together very quickly! I will definitely make this again. I followed recipe, but had to substitute sharp cheddar for the smoked Gouda, but think This recipe lends itself well to trying different variations. I baked covered according to directions, but baked uncovered 7 minutes and was perfect!!!

  • ktjohn | 11/10/2014

    Really liked how this turned out. We weren't sure about the "savory bread pudding," but it was delicious. I used a bit more cheese than was recommended, but am a cheese lover. Normally non-meat dishes aren't enough for my boyfriend, but he thought this was filling enough and tasty. I went with about 7 minutes uncovered and it set fine.

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