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Smoked Cheesy Kale and Mushroom Strata

Smoked Cheesy Kale and Mushroom Strata recipe

Stratas are easy to prepare for large groups, and this recipe is comforting without being overly rich. (Recipe Courtesy: Adrianna Adarme of the Fresh Tastes)



  • 9 large eggs
  • 4 cups milk (I used whole, but non-fat or 2% will work too)
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small bundle kale, chopped
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup (.3lb) shredded aged white cheddar cheese (other good options: Gruyere, Swiss, Comte)
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms (I used a mix of chantrelles, cremini and oysters)
  • 7 cups white bread, cubed (about 1 loaf)
  • Freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
  2. Add eggs and milk to a large bowl; whisk until combined. Mix in the Dijon mustard, salt, kale, shallot, garlic, cheese and mushrooms. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Place bread cubes in the bottom of a 16 x 10-inch baking dish. Pour egg and milk mixture over bread cubes and soak for 15 minutes. After it’s done soaking, give it a stir so not all of the mix-ins (mushroom and kale) is on top. Place baking dish on top of a baking sheet (mixture may bubble over a bit while cooking). Transfer to oven and bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until top is golden brown and center is set.
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