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Spinach Artichoke Strata

Spinach Artichoke Strata Categories: Brunch
Nb persons: 9
Yield: 1 piece
Preparation time: 30 min
Total time: 9 hrs
Source: cooking light

Playing off the mass appeal of the perennial party dip, this recipe combines tons of spinach and artichoke hearts with hearty whole-grain bread for an easy, crowd-pleasing breakfast casserole. There?s built-in make-ahead convenience, as the strata needs to refrigerate overnight to allow the bread to soak in all the milk-egg mixture for a creamy texture once baked. In the morning, just let the strata stand at room temperature while the oven preheats, and then bake for 45 minutes. You don?t need to fully blend in the herbed cheese; it?s nice to hit little ?pockets? of creamy goodness as you eat the strata. Ingredients
    1 1/2 tablespoons  canola oil, divided
    1 (9-oz.) pkg.  frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
    4  garlic cloves, minced, divided
    1 pound  fresh spinach
    2 1/2 cups 1%  low-fat milk
    1 teaspoon  kosher salt
    1/2 teaspoon  black pepper
    6 large  eggs
    12 ounces  whole-grain or whole-wheat baguette, cut into 3/4-in. cubes
    3 ounces  garlic-and-herb spreadable cheese, (such as Boursin), crumbled
      Cooking spray
    3 ounces  Swiss cheese, shredded, (about 3/4 cup)
NUTRITION INFORMATION calories 281
    13.8 g  fat

satfat 6 g
monofat 3.6 g
polyfat 1.5 g
protein 15 g
carbohydrate 25 g
fiber 4 g
cholesterol 146 mg
iron 3 mg
sodium 578 mg
calcium 254 mg
sugars 4 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g
How to Make It

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high. Add artichokes and 2 garlic cloves; sauté until fragrant and softened, about 4 minutes. Remove from pan. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 2 garlic cloves; cook, stirring often, 30 seconds. Add spinach gradually, tossing constantly until spinach wilts, about 3 minutes. Transfer spinach to a strainer to cool.
Whisk together milk, salt, pepper, and eggs in a large bowl. Squeeze spinach to remove excess moisture. Add spinach, artichokes, bread, and garlic-and-herb cheese to milk mixture; toss well to combine. Spoon bread mixture into a 13- x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with Swiss cheese. Cover, and chill 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Let the strata stand at room temperature while the oven preheats.
Uncover strata, and bake at 350°F until set and lightly browned around the edges, about 45 minutes. Remove from oven; let stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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