Spinach and Cheese Strata

Recipe by Ms B.
READY IN: 1hr 20mins




  • 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, covered with plastic wrap, at least 8 hours (for bread to absorb custard).
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Let strata stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  • Bake strata, uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed, golden brown, and cooked through, 45 to 55 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • note: Strata can be chilled up to 1 day.
  • Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking.