Artichoke-Spinach Strata

Perfect for a holiday brunch, this baked egg dish is loaded with fresh and frozen vegetables.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

2
teaspoons olive or vegetable oil
1
cup finely chopped red bell pepper (1 medium)
1/2
cup finely chopped onion (1 medium)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14 oz) quartered artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
8
cups cubed (1 inch) rustic round bread (about 1 lb)
1 1/2
cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (6 oz)
6
eggs
2 1/2
cups milk
1/2
teaspoon ground mustard
1
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add bell pepper, onion and garlic; cook about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in artichokes and spinach; set aside.
  • 2 Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange bread cubes in dish. Spoon vegetable mixture evenly over bread cubes; sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.
  • 3 In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper with wire whisk until blended; pour evenly over bread, vegetables and cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Cover tightly with foil; refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Bake covered 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 20 to 30 minutes longer or until top is golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Expert Tips

For added flavor, try using an herb-flavored rustic bread such as oregano or basil.

Assemble this strata the day before your brunch, then pop it in the oven in time for your guests’ arrival.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
190mg
190%;
Sodium
980mg
980%;
Total Carbohydrate
35g
35%
(Dietary Fiber
7g
7%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
24g
24%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
45%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.