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.
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Sooooo good! And not too hard to make.
Oh my goodness! It's a good thing Fine Cooking brings up old recipes now and then...this was from Oct/Nov 2013....and we just tried it tonight!!! Delicious! Definitely will make this again. It's not really fair to offer a review and not exactly follow the recipe but I think it holds its own for variations. Used gruyere and tossed in crumbled bacon (someone else suggested cubed ham, thus the bacon, which I had in the refrig) but otherwise followed the recipe and proportions exactly. Took a bit more than 30 minutes, but not much more. The seven minutes uncovered is just about right (per other reviews). Great flavors!
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!!!
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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