Sourdough Breakfast Strata

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We all have comfort foods, right? For me, that would be fresh, tangy sourdough bread that has been grilled for sandwiches or baked into a delicious Sourdough Breakfast Strata…..

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It all started back when I was in college and I tried my first Frisco Burger, I was hooked on the unique flavor and texture of sourdough bread.

My absolute favorite was and still is California Goldminer® Sourdough Bread. That is until I moved to Iowa! The only sourdough that I could find was locally made, but it had rye in it!! No, no, no, that is just wrong. So now that I am back in the real world, I can start making all of my favorite recipes again…thank you Fry’s Grocery Store!

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I have already made my Gourmet Tuna Sandwiches several times since moving, but this past weekend I wanted something different. I wanted something hearty enough for breakfast or dinner, and this amazingly delicious Sourdough Breakfast Strata is exactly what I was looking for…..

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It is also the perfect solution for Easter brunch! Once the prep is done the night before, you just have to pop it in the oven in the morning for a stress-free entrée. We all know how crazy holiday meals can get, I just wish that I had thought of it years ago, LOL

I know with my kids, finding {and eating} all of the chocolate is their first priority Easter morning. As a mom, I know that I need something “real” for them to eat to balance things out…without stressing me out! This Sourdough Breakfast Strata will make everyone happy!

Cut bread into cubes and set aside to dry slightly. You want bite sized pieces about 1-inch square…..

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I just laid them out on the cutting board while I was preparing the filling. This is also the perfect way to use up stale bread instead of throwing it away! 😉

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the thyme and garlic…..

Sourdough Breakfast Strata onions cookingwithcurls.com

and then half of the baby spinach…..

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Cook until spinach is wilted…..

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then add remaining spinach. When spinach is completely wilted, remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes…..

Sourdough Breakfast Strata spinach 2 cookingwithcurls.com

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and cayenne pepper…..

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Stir in the spinach mixture, set aside…..

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Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Spread half of the bread cubes across the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with half of the Fontina cheese…..

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Pour half of the egg mixture over the bread cubes…..

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then remaining cheese and egg mixture. Top strata with chopped sun-dried tomatoes and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese…..

Sourdough Breakfast Strata tomatoes cookingwithcurls.com

Cover with foil and place in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake strata uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown and custard is set. Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes before serving…..

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Make sure you grab an outside piece, the butter makes the edges extra crispy and buttery flavored. The center is cheesy and custardy  {not sure that is a real word}, and the entire strata is loaded with flavor from the spinach, onions, and tomatoes.

California Goldminer® Sourdough Bread is baked fresh in the grocery store daily, which is why you will find it in the bakery section and not the bread aisle. 😉

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This California Goldminer® Sourdough Bread Sourdough Square  is a sliced loaf, so it’s ready to use as soon as you get home. Not a slice goes to waste in our house either.  If I have a few slices left after a meal, I simply place them in a freezer bag and place it in the freezer until my next sandwich craving hits!! Leftover sourdough also make delicious Crunchy Garlic Croutons as well. 😉

Here are a few of my favorite sandwich recipes…..

Gourmet Tuna Melt

Gourmet Tuna Melt

Turkey Apple Panini

Turkey Apple Panini

 

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Frisco Burgers 

To learn more about sourdough bread, check out the California Goldminer website.

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You can see how much I love it, how about you? What is your favorite recipe?

Enjoy!!

Sourdough Breakfast Strata

Serves 6 to 8
Prep time 8 hours, 15 minutes
Cook time 50 minutes
Total time 9 hours, 5 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Main Course
Overnight Sourdough Breakfast Strata filled with spinach, Italian fontina cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes, perfect for family brunch.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound California Goldminer Sourdough Bread Sourdough Square (cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped, yellow onion
  • 1 Tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 Cloves fresh garlic (minced)
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 10 Ounce package baby spinach (or substitute chopped kale)
  • 8 Large eggs
  • 2 2/3 Cups whole milk (I used unsweetened cashew milk)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper*
  • 3 Cups grated fontina cheese
  • 9 oil packed sun-dried tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • unsalted butter (to butter baking dish)

Directions

Cut bread into cubes and set aside to dry slightly.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes.
Stir in the thyme and garlic and half of the baby spinach.
Cook until spinach is wilted, then add remaining spinach.
When spinach is completely wilted, remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and cayenne pepper.
Stir in the spinach mixture, set aside.
Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Spread half of the bread cubes across the bottom of the pan.
Sprinkle with half of the Fontina cheese.
Pour half of the egg mixture over the bread cubes, then remaining cheese and egg mixture.
Lightly press down to make sure all of the bread cubes are coated.
Top strata with chopped sun-dried tomatoes and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Cover with foil and place in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bake strata uncovered for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown and custard is set.
Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Note

*if you like things spicy, add more cayenne.

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