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Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 8 cups cubed rustic bread, such as ciabatta (about a 1-pound loaf)
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 3/4 cups 2 percent reduced-fat milk
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried

Instructions

  1. Place thawed spinach in colander and squeeze out excess water. Chop finely.
  2. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add ¼ teaspoon salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in spinach; remove from heat.
  3. Toss bread cubes, spinach mixture and cheeses together in a large bowl. Place mixture in a buttered 13 x 9-inch baking dish or 3-quart gratin dish.
  4. Whisk together milk, eggs, mustard and herbs. Add ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper. Pour evenly over bread mixture. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 350F. Remove strata from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  6. Remove plastic wrap and bake, uncovered, about 45 minutes, until puffed, golden brown and thoroughly cooked.

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The recipe was originally published as Herbed Spinach and Goat Cheese Strata on Relish.com

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