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Cheesy Spinach Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.

Makes

6 servings

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.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups 2% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup 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°.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 199 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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