Spinach-and-Prosciutto Strata

Spinach-and-Prosciutto Strata

Looking for the perfect breakfast dish to serve to your family or overnight guests? Try this Spinach-and-Prosciutto Strata recipe. The prosciutto gives this egg dish so much flavor. Here's a tip - day-old or stale bread absorbs liquid best.


Cooking Light JUNE 2001

  • Yield: 8 servings


  • 3 cups fat-free milk, divided
  • 1 cup sliced green onions
  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf peasant bread, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups quartered cremini mushrooms (about 6 ounces)
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped prosciutto (about 3 ounces)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Asiago cheese, divided


Combine 2 cups milk and onions in a large bowl. Add bread, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Stir in spinach.

Preheat oven to 375°.

Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; sauté 5 minutes. Add bell pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add prosciutto and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoon basil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

Place 1 cup milk, 2 tablespoons basil, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, eggs, and egg whites in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk.

Place half of bread mixture in an 11 x 7-inch dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon mushroom mixture over bread mixture, and sprinkle with half of cheese. Top with remaining bread mixture. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until set.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 328
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated fat: 3.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.4g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrate: 39.5g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg
  • Iron: 3.5mg
  • Sodium: 816mg
  • Calcium: 337mg

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