For those of us who have a savory tooth in the morning: artichoke and goat cheese strata. Cheesy comfort in every bite.
artichoke and goat cheese strata

You can’t even imagine the insanity.

Unless you’ve gotten married before. Then you can totally imagine the insanity.

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SIX DAYS until wedding day. And only 40 jars of apple butter to go.

If I never attempt to can anything again after this, you’ll know why.

Admittedly, I can see how canning six or eight jars would be totally reasonable. EASY, even.

Attempting to do 120 in 72 hours is just crazy talk. Really, I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone.

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BUT I’m 2/3 of the way there, so. Let’s celebrate with carbs.

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On Friday I shared a sweet celebratory breakfast option, but apparently there are some people in this world who prefer to wake up to something savory. I can’t claim to understand such taste buds, but I can do my best to try to satisfy them. Compromise – it’s what keeps this world turning.

Stratas are essentially bread puddings, but savory, and with a higher egg:bread ratio, making them an ideal brunch meal. Other than the fact that they are full of comfort with their perfect mix of bread and cheese, I also love that you can throw them together the night before and pop them into the oven the next morning for a stress-free breakfast. This strata in particular is a bit lighter than most but still big on flavor. It combines artichokes and goat cheese so that you feel like you’re tasting a little bit of the Mediterranean with every bite.

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Artichoke and Goat Cheese Strata
 
For those of us who have a savory tooth in the morning: artichoke and goat cheese strata. Cheesy comfort in every bite.
Yield: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dried herbs de provence
  • 1¾ cup milk
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup grated pecorino romano
  • ½ lb bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Stir in the shallots and a pinch of salt, and cook until translucent, 3-4 minutes. Add in the artichoke hearts and garlic. Saute until artichokes are golden, about 8 minutes. Stir in the herbs de provence and remove from the heat.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, black pepper, salt, eggs, and pecorino romano. Stir in the bread cubes and artichoke mixture. Let sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Spray an 8x8-inch pan with cooking spray. Put half of the bread mixture in the pan. Top with half of the goat cheese crumbs. Add remaining bread and top with remaining goat cheese. Bake for 50 minutes or until bubbling and brown.
Notes
Adapted from Cooking Light
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅙th of recipe

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For more savory breakfasts, check out these:

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Butternut Squash and Kale Strata

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Bagel, Broccoli and Spinach Strata

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Vegetable Eggs Benedict

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53 Responses to Artichoke and Goat Cheese Strata

  1. I am a savoury breakfast person and I think this looks lovely! Good luck with the apple butter, you crazy woman!

  2. Beth says:

    I’m a morning savoury person, and I love this recipe. Thanks for the equal time.
    Plus, if anyone can finish that apple butter, it’s you.

  3. Sune Moolman says:

    Good luck with the canning! I made chocolate oats cookies as wedding favours. About 5 cookies in a jar with a little ribbon around it. I feel your pain – but it is soooo worth it!
    The artichoke in this is calling my name. πŸ™‚

  4. How exciting that your wedding is so close!
    Anything with goats cheese in is equally exciting as far as I am concerned πŸ™‚

  5. Holy hunka’ burning love!! This looks fabulous!

  6. I can’t believe your wedding day is so close! Eeee! Hope everything goes smoothly and easy in these last preparations!
    And this strata. Omgee, you had me at artichoke, but goat cheese thrown into the mix too?! Dying and wishing I could faceplant into a panful of this strata this morning! πŸ™‚ Pinning!

  7. Omigosh girrrrl-you’re nuts. I bet everyone is going to love the apple butter but poor you!

    On the bright side: EEEEEEEEE WEDDING IS ALMOST HERE!

  8. Two true stories:

    1) Our wedding favor was a cellophane bag that people (all 210 of our guests) could fill with goodies from a chocolate bar… which means I made over 1000 truffles before our wedding. I feel your favor-making pain more than you know! You can do it!!

    2) After we got married, I told my husband he need not fear divorce because a) I could never stand to be alone again, and b) I could never go through the ordeal that is a wedding again.

    Hope you have a (relatively) calm and easy next six days… I will go eat strata while you can πŸ™‚

  9. I don’t know how you do all that you do! You are incredible.
    And so is this dish! Yum.

  10. I’ll admit I am a savory type of person in the morning. Sweets come later in the day…lol. Good luck keeping calm the rest of the week. It’s almost here!

  11. danielle says:

    I am one of those savory people – and this looks perfect!!

  12. bellini says:

    i am one of THOSE people who prefer savoury over sweet at any time really, not just breakfast. When vacationing in Italy and finally had my own little apartment, the first thing I did was make a fry up for breakfast. No more cornets and sfagliatelle for me (well maybe I did have a few more).

  13. Lori R. says:

    If there were ever an occasion to celebrate with carbs, canning that much would be it! Wow! And this strata sounds amazing. The perfect place for those leftover artichoke hearts I have in the fridge. Thinking of you and hoping these final few days of planning and prep go well!

  14. ummmm. i might skip the turkey and dressing and opt for this instead. INSANE!

  15. sandra says:

    Now, I had a very handmade wedding (made my own invitations, corsages) and I cannot even imagine why you are canning your own apple butter… you are definitely certifiable… unless this is what is making the whole thing manageable for you. Yes, that makes sense. The therapy of cooking to meditate and remove yourself from the seating arrangements, etc, that make weddings so crazy! Smart woman.

  16. Six days?! How are you even blogging right now you crazy girl! I would just be eating and, well, in your case, jarring. But you’re almost done, woohoo! Cannot WAIT to see pictures of the big day. Eeeee!

  17. Megan says:

    I typically prefer savory breakfast and would be all over this! Good luck with the apple butter and all the last wedding details. Hard to do, but try to enjoy it!

  18. Canning and yeast – two things I have yet to conquer. Dude. 6 days. I’m going to stalk you on IG like a crazy person!

  19. YUmmm yummm and yummm I love this as a vegetarian stuffing, this is a vegetarian side I would LOOOOVE!

  20. I had no idea artichoke hearts were available in the frozen section! This strata sounds wonderful Joanne! Btw – are you using the mini mason jars for your wedding favor apple butter? – I recently came across them and they are just too adorable – not to mention, you could use the contents of one regular jar to fill 3 or 4 mini ones!

  21. Monica says:

    Oddly enough, I have a savory tooth in the morning! But I’d want to eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or in between! And I am wishing you were available for Thanksgiving catering. I would be sooo happy! : ) And 6 days before wedding! holy cow – yay!

  22. Natalie says:

    the fact that you’re STILL posting on top of everything else is seriously impressive!! good luck! can’t wait to hear how it all goes πŸ™‚

  23. 6 days, eek! It’s very exciting! I hope you enjoy every single minute.

  24. Eveyr now and then I do crave for a savory breakfast too. This looks great and so cheesy!

  25. Julia says:

    Those artichooooookes! Hand me a shovel!

  26. 6 days before the big day…and you still have time to blog?? wow..you super woman!
    This savoury bread pudding looks totally droolworthy!

  27. looove the term ‘savory tooth’! haha. this strata sounds great!

  28. P says:

    Six days?! 120 jars?! That IS insanity, but you got this Joanne πŸ˜‰ !

  29. So excited for you, Joanne! And thank you for continuing to share recipes during the insanity because this strata looks like a great way to make our house guests happy on Thanksgiving morning!

  30. You’re crazy. 120 jars in 72 hours. I would wish that on anyone either. Confession: I’m the savoury breakfast person…every.single.time. Make ahead and throw in the oven tomorrow. That’s my kind of easy!

  31. Kate says:

    The week before the wedding is so stressful! Hang in there!

  32. Oh, this is my kind of breakfast – Joanne – definitely a savoury person – morning, noon and night!

  33. cheri says:

    I’m one of those savory morning people, love this Joanne!!

  34. Oh yes, I can definitely imagine the insanity! When I got married last year I made little bags of chocolate truffles for everyone and thought I would never do it … but of course I did and everyone was really happy with their little gift. Personally, I would be THRILLED if I got my own little jar of apple butter at a wedding – it’ll get remembered for ever! You must be feeling soooo excited right now. I can’t believe you’re managing to keep up with all your blogging so well, too. The word ‘superwoman’ definitely comes to mind right now!
    Loved reading about the strata, too. I’d actually never heard of this before, so you taught me something new today. All the best for the weekend! πŸ™‚

  35. Mira says:

    This strata looks healthy and loaded with some wonderful flavors! It must be exciting to be so close to your wedding πŸ™‚

  36. Johanna GGG says:

    I love a good savoury breakfast – never had a strata but have seen them about and been interested in them – I think I could handle 4 eggs – some of these eggy breakfast dishes are just too much egg for me but with bread and veg I would love them on the brunch table. And good luck with the that apple sauce and keeping the craziness at bay

  37. I love artichokes. What a grand idea to put them in a strata! Stratas make breakfast easy for everyone. We have some lovely farms in the area that make wonderful goat cheese. So my eyes pay extra attention to goat cheese recipes.

  38. Wow Joanne 6 more days!!! That is so exciting!! πŸ™‚ I am so happy for you <3

  39. Sues says:

    6 days!!! I’m totally in bed right now, but I want to eat this entire dish…

  40. I have some bread rolls that need using up and I will use this as inspiration. Have fun canning the rest of your Apple butter πŸ™‚

  41. I’ve gotten married, but not with that level of canning in the mix! You will be so glad to walk down the aisle on the day and have all the preparations behind you! This is just the thing to fuel canning efforts though.

  42. Kelly says:

    Can’t believe it’s in 6 days, so so happy and excited for you πŸ™‚ You are a rockstar for still blogging and canning that many jars of apple butter. Love this strata!

  43. debbie says:

    Only 6 days left! Wow……Joanne, it will only get crazier!!! The dish looks great. I love artichokes. Try to keep sane in the meantime…..lol.

  44. 120 jars of apple butter in 72 hours?!! oh my gawd, girl. . I hope you have help! in the meantime, eat plenty of this artichoke goat cheese strata. This is like my ultimate comfort food. . love love love savory stratas like this!!!

  45. I love strata! I usually have it as breakfast-for-dinner, then freeze the leftovers for quick and easy packed lunches. Definitely going to give this artichoke version a try! Thanks for the recipe!

  46. This is definitely my kinda breakfast… love strata.. Wonderful flavours!! πŸ™‚

  47. Sarah says:

    I need this breakfast in my life! I’ll be taking finals when I go back to school so first things first I’ll be making a big plate of this before the finals studying starts, and eating it all week for breakfast! πŸ™‚

  48. Great layering of healthy and tasty ingredients, this looks delicious πŸ˜€

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  49. Eileen says:

    Just breathe! You can do it. Everything will be all good.

    I am definitely one of the savory breakfast eaters (after a few cups of tea, that is), so this sounds amazing. Artichokes! Bliss!

  50. Oh my gosh, this sounds amazing Joanne! I love the artichoke-goat cheese combo! Pinned! : )

  51. tigerfish says:

    What a lovely idea with the use of frozen artichoke hearts! πŸ™‚

  52. Ariana says:

    I love a good breakfast and this is a good idea. Thanks!

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