Spinach, Ham and Gruyere Strata

Recipe Information

Total Time: 

1 hour



Egg strata makes a great addition to any brunch spread. With pieces of bread in the mixture, it’s a heartier version of a frittata or quiche and easily adapted to whatever ingredients you have on hand.


  • 5 packed cups baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Canadian bacon (about 7 1/2 ounces)
  • 4 cups cubed bread (about 12 slices)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese, divided
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400⁰F and grease an 9 x 5 inch baking dish.
  2. Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the shallot and cook for 2 minutes until softened. Add the spinach and cook for 1-2 additional minutes until wilted. Remove from heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the Canadian bacon, bread, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the grated Gruyere to the bowl. Mix together and transfer to the greased baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Add the remaining Gruyere and stir to combine. Pour the mixture evenly on top of the mixture in the baking dish.
  5. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top and bubbling.
  6. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Information

431 calories, 24 g. fat, 241 mg. cholesterol, 1021 mg. sodium, 20 g. carbohydrate, 3 g. fiber, 33 g. protein