This is the dish that just grew and grew. With turkey and chunky whole-berry cranberry sauce leftover, what was I going to do after Thanksgiving? My wonderful husband, Michael, wasn’t going to want a turkey sandwich. After 100 years of marriage, had he declared himself in the mood for such a thing, I’d have been as shocked as if he’d said he was just stepping out to run a marathon. I, on the other hand, adore turkey, and would eat it all the time. And so, with Jack Spratt and his wife in mind, I created this dish, which everyone loves. In fact, I love it so much I sometimes roast a turkey breast so that I can make it. And yes, it’s just as great with leftover chicken.
It’s a strata, or a savory bread pudding, which means that, by definition, it’s a do-ahead dish. Mine is made with cinnamon-swirl bread and has turkey, cranberry sauce (there’s a make-it-in-10-minutes recipe included with the strata), cheddar, spinach or kale and sriracha, because sriracha.
Next-Day Turkey and Cranberry-Sriracha Strata