Thanksgiving Weekend Strata

Thanksgiving Weekend Strata

Recipe Rating: 3.44831
Serves 4 to 6
A strata is a savory bread pudding and a great way to use leftover stuffing. It is best prepared the night before it is baked.
  • 2 cups prepared bread stuffing
  • 2 cups cubed whole grain bread
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1 white or yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cup diced cooked turkey
  • 6 ounces grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 large apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce (optional)
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Combine stuffing and bread in a large bowl, then transfer half of it to a greased 9x12x2-inch baking dish, arranging it to cover the bottom evenly; set dish and remaining bread mixture aside.

Whisk together milk, eggs, mustard, hot sauce (if using), salt and pepper in a medium bowl and set aside. 

Heat butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add mushrooms and onions and cook until softened, about 8 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl. Add about half of the green onions, turkey, cheese and apples and toss to combine. Arrange this mixture evenly on top of the stuffing and bread mixture in the baking dish, then top with remaining bread mixture. 

Slowly pour the egg mixture into the baking dish, making sure to distribute it evenly. Sprinkle remaining green onions over the top, then press down on the bread cubes, if necessary, to ensure that all bread is coated with the liquid. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. 

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Bake, uncovered, for about 60 minutes, or until the top is golden and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and set aside to let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with cranberry sauce on the side.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 630 calories (240 from fat), 27g total fat, 12g saturated fat, 205mg cholesterol, 1400mg sodium, 64g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 32g sugar), 33g protein.