We always make way too much stuffing and dressing for two people. After a few days and a few open-faced sandwiches, dressing can get a bit tired. Or we can get a bit tired of dressing. Here’s a great way to use up leftovers and make them even healthier, cough, cough. If you don’t feel like adding turkey, sausage or bacon would be a nice replacement.
Cornbread Dressing Strata
- 4 cups cubed cornbread dressing
- small bunch kale
- 4 cups milk
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups chopped turkey (optional)
- pinch nutmeg
- 2/3 cup grated Swiss cheese,
- 1/3 cup grated Gruyere
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Tear kale into inch size pieces and wilt in pan, stirring often. This should take about three-five minutes. Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly. Chop coarsely and toss with dressing cubes, cheeses, and turkey in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix eggs, milk and nutmeg. Pour over the dressing mix and stir to incorporate. Season with salt and pepper. Put in a greased 9 by 13 pan and bake at 350 until custard is set. This can be refrigerated for up to a day. The cooking time will increase by about 15 minutes. Cover with foil to keep from overbrowning in the last half hour.