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Cheesy Spinach Casserole Recipe

This quiche-like casserole from Marilyn Paradis of Woodburn, Oregon is a wonderful way to include good-for-you spinach in your menu. Made with eggs and reduced-fat cheese, the easy-to-cut side dish would be a welcome addition to a breakfast or brunch buffet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a small nonstick skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. In large bowl, combine the eggs, egg white and spinach. Stir in the cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, flour, salt and onion mixture. Pour into a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 199 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 95 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.