Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins
As part of the 2005 RecipeZaar World Tour I've been searching for International recipes to introduce new flavors and ideas to our meal plans. This one is from Diabetic Gourmet via a friend, but it looks quite promising. For those like me following the WW Core plan it's Core plus the points for the matzo meal.
- 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 2 onions, chopped
- 1 stalk celery, chopped
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 3 carrots, grated
- 1 cup mushroom, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 3⁄8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄4 cup matzo meal
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Heat a non-stick pan with medium heat.
- Lightly spritz with cooking spray and sauté onion, celery, red pepper and carrots for 5 minutes, until golden.
- Add mushrooms and cook 5 minutes longer.
- Mix in all the remaining ingredients and pour shallow roasting or lasagna pan prepared with cooking spray. Bake uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes until the kugel is firm set.
- Cut into squares and serve.
The house smelled so good while cooking this veggies.
I don't have Matzo meal, so I used bread crumbs instead .
Also used some fresh basil instead of dry.
We are only 2 so I had plenty of leftovers that we eat the next day covered with Bechamel Sauce.
Really good both ways.
The original source of this recipe comes from Noreene Gilletz in MeanLeaniYumm. I thought the basil was a little strong and I added 4 eggs instead of 3 eggs. Next time I will replace the matzoh meal with flour or breadcrumbs and omit the basil.
I love spinach & kugels, so this was a great recipe for me. I did make a few changes. I don't like celery or red pepper, so I left both out. I also cut the recipe in half, but didn't cut the spinach in half since I like spinach so much. I used 2 eggs instead of 2 eggs & 2 egg whites (since I was halving the recipe). It turned out more of a spinach casserole than a mix of veggies, but I thought it was great. Next time I'll try regular bread crumbs instead of the matzo meal unless I'm making this for Passover because I tend to like the flavor of bread crumbs better.