Gruyere cornbread strata is a hearty, make-ahead recipe filled with bold flavors. With nearly all of the prep done the day before, this overnight breakfast, brunch, or anytime bake is the perfect dish to serve while entertaining guests.
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Gruyere Cornbread Strata

Gruyere cornbread strata is a hearty, make-ahead recipe filled with bold flavors. With nearly all of the prep done the day before, this overnight breakfast, brunch, or anytime bake is the perfect dish to serve while entertaining guests.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 290
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cornbread, about half of an 8"x8" pan, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 half pound (8 oz) baguette, cut into 1" cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh sage
  • 3 tbsp fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 oz Gruyere roughly shredded
  • 32 oz The Fresh Market turkey stock (4 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Cube cornbread and the baguette and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet set over medium heat, then add the onion and celery.
  • Saute for 7-8 minutes, or until the onions have become golden and the celery has softened some.
  • Transfer onion and celery to a large mixing bowl. Add the sage, parsley, salt, pepper, and Gruyere to the bowl with the onion/celery and mix well to combine.
  • Add the cubed cornbread and baguette to the bowl with everything and gently toss to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together The Fresh Market turkey stock, milk, and eggs. Pour into the bowl with the bread and gently combine together.
  • Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  • When ready to bake, grease a large baking dish with cooking spray (mine is 16" x 10") and heat oven to 350°F. Pour out mixture into the prepared dish and lightly press down.
  • Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown, the strata is pretty much set, and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Let strata sit for 10 minutes, then serve warm.

Notes

The onion, celery, sage, and parsley listed above are all conveniently included in The Fresh Market stuffing starter kit. I used all of the onion/celery, and nearly all of the sage and parsley in this kit so just dump those right in.
Prep time does not take into account the inactive time the strata sits overnight in the fridge.
Use the biggest mixing bowl you have to combine all of these strata ingredients -- it'll be pretty full!

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.3g | Protein: 16.1g | Fat: 12.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1016mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 3.3g | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2mg