Pepperoni Strata {frugal dinner!}

Pepperoni Strata {frugal dinner!} ~ Our Cozy Den

Pepperoni Strata is one of my favorite dinners to make for my family. They love it because it’s hot, gooey, and delicious. I love it because it’s filling, cheap, and packed with spinach!

Now, I’ll be honest… the first time I read the recipe, I thought, “That sounds disgusting. Eggs and pepperoni and spinach and bread?!?” But I’m glad I gave it a shot, because it’s really, really good!

Here’s the recipe!

Ingredients:
  • 8 eggs
  • 1¾ cups milk
  • ¼ tsp each garlic powder and salt
  • 1 loaf crusty Italian bread (I get it from the day-old shelf at Walmart for 40-60¢)
  • sliced pepperoni (about half of a small package)
  • fresh spinach (a few cups, more or less, depending on how much your family likes spinach)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions:

1. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, garlic powder, and salt.

Pepperoni Strata {frugal dinner!} ~ Our Cozy Den

2. Slice the bread into ½” slices.

Pepperoni Strata {frugal dinner!} ~ Our Cozy Den

3. Layer the bread in the bottom of a sprayed 9×13″ casserole dish. I cut some in half to make them fit nice and tightly like a puzzle.

Pepperoni Strata {frugal dinner!} ~ Our Cozy Den

4. On top of the bread, put a layer of pepperoni slices and spinach.

Pepperoni Strata {frugal dinner!} ~ Our Cozy Den

5. Sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese on top.

Pepperoni Strata {frugal dinner!} ~ Our Cozy Den

6. Repeat the layers: bread, pepperoni, spinach, cheese. Then carefully pour the egg/milk mixture on top of the layers, trying to cover it all.

Pepperoni Strata {frugal dinner!} ~ Our Cozy Den

7. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 3-4 hours (or more if you want to make before work and have it ready when you get home). Pepperoni Strata {frugal dinner!} ~ Our Cozy Den

8. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake covered for 15 minutes, then uncovered for 25 minutes.

Pepperoni Strata {frugal dinner!} ~ Our Cozy Den

9. Slice and enjoy!!

 

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