Turkey Pumpernickel Strata

This isn’t your typical egg bake.  Pumpernickel bread has such a wonderful, nutty taste to it.  And the saltiness of the pimientos combined with the smoky flavor of the turkey will keep you coming back for more.

Turkey Pumpernickel Strata (1)

 

Turkey Pumpernickel Strata
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Ingredients
  1. Turkey Pumpernickel Strata
  2. 4 Slices pumpernickel bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  3. vegetable cooking spray
  4. 1 Cup SMOKED DARK TURKEY, cubed
  5. 1 Can (4 ounces) mushrooms, drained
  6. 1 Jar (2 ounces) pimientos, drained
  7. 1 Tablespoon dried onion
  8. 1 Tablespoon dried chives
  9. 1 Teaspoon garlic powder
  10. 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  11. 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  12. 1 Cup Cheddar cheese, grated
  13. 1-1/2 Cups milk 4 eggs, beaten
Instructions
  1. On 10-X 15-X 2-inch jellyroll pan, arrange bread cubes. Bake 5 to 10 minutes in 400 degree F
  2. oven or until cubes are dry. Reserve 1/2 cup of bread cubes for topping.
  3. In bottom of lightly oiled 9-inch square baking dish layer bread cubes.
  4. In medium-size bowl combine smoked turkey, mushrooms, pimiento, onion, chives, garlic
  5. powder, salt and pepper. Spread turkey mixture over bread cube layer and top with cheese.
  6. Sprinkle reserved bread cubes over cheese.
  7. In same bowl combine milk and eggs; pour over top of bread layer. Cover dish and refrigerate
  8. overnight.
  9. In preheated 325 degrees F oven, bake strata 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center
  10. of strata comes out clean. Allow strata to stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
Iowa Turkey Federation http://iowaturkey.org/