Cooking with Love

with Gianna Conte (Jan)

Cooking with Love

with Gianna Conte (Jan)

Right out of the oven.....mmm smells so good

Italian Strada with Spinach

This Strada can be served for brunch, lunch or dinner. It's so easy and tasty. I am bringing this one to my book club potluck.

Ingredients:

3 cups of milk (whole)

10 eggs

1/4 tsp grated fresh nutmeg

Salt and pepper to taste

16 oz Italian bread, cut into small cubes (the older, the better)

10 oz. Frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry**

1/2 cup fresh cut parsley, chopped

3 cups shredded *Asiago cheese, divided

* You may use Swiss, Mozzarella, or any type of semi soft cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can also add 8 oz cooked and drained pork or turkey sausage to be added with the bread cubes.

Directions:

In large bowl, add eggs, milk and beat very well. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese. Add remaining ingredients. With fork, press into the liquid mixture in a buttered 3 quart casserole dish. 

Top with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate all night. Next morning place in preheated 350 degree oven until golden on top, approximately one hour.

 

 

** I sauteed spinach in little olive oil and some onion and garlic.

Serve with a salad and a glass of wine...ooh la la

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to go into the oven...