Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
Egg and cheese infiltrate the spinach in this creamy dish, it's a wonderful dish to serve at a holiday or brunch buffet, or it makes a nice weeknight dinner, you can substiture frozen chopped spinach in place of the fresh if desired. The cayenne is optional, add in for some heat. For a lower fat recipe use low-fat milk and mozzarella cheese and reduce the butter amount.
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup butter
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 -2 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
- 1 lb fresh spinach (cleaned, stemmed and cut into strips)
- 2 teaspoons seasoning salt (to taste) or 2 teaspoons white salt
- 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- black pepper
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 4 large eggs
- 1⁄4 cup 18% table cream or 1⁄4 cup half-and-half cream
- cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese (or to taste)
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter a medium casserole dish.
- In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat; add in onion and garlic, saute for about 3-4 minutes.
- Add in fresh spinach and seasoned salt, reduce the heat to low.
- Cover and steam for about 5 minutes; remove from heat.
- Sprinkle 1 cup (or more) mozza cheese into the bottom of the casserole dish, then spoon the spinach mixture over the cheese.
- Sprinkle the paprika, nutmeg and black pepper over the spinach.
- In a medium bowl beat the eggs with cream and cayenne pepper (if using) pour over the spinach mixture.
- Top with 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (or to taste) then sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
- Bake uncovered for about 15-20 minutes or until the cheese bubbles.
- Let stand 5 minutes beeefore cutting.
Delicious!! I used 5 oz. fresh baby spinach and a 10oz. box frozen chopped spinach mixed together. Didn't have any onion or paprika, left out the cayenne. The nutmeg added a very nice flavor! We really enjoyed this dish.
I wanted to give this a three, my hubby wanted a five, so we settled on four. This was very tasty, but just too greasy/salty for me. I'll definitely make this again, but this time I'm only going to use a 1/4 cup of butter and no seasoning salt. Still, I don't think my husband will leave me alone until I make this again! Thanks for posting.