Spinach and Cheese Torta

Recipe by lucid501
READY IN: 43mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Spray a 9-in round cake pan with cooking spray.
  • Put the spinach in a large microwavable bowl; cover with plastic wrap and prick several holes in the plastic.
  • Microwave on high until the spinach starts to wilt, about 2 minutes.
  • Let stand until the spinach wilts completely, about 5 minutes.
  • Uncover and let cool.
  • Squeeze the spinach to remove the excess liquid; chop coarsely.
  • Meanwhile, put the eggs, egg white, cheese, milk, cilantro or parsley (if using), salt, and ground pepper in a bowl, beating with a whisk to combine.
  • To assemble the torta, place 1 tortilla in the bottom of the pan. Layer with half the spinach, 1 tortilla, then the roasted peppers.
  • Top with 1 tortilla and the remaining spinach and tortilla. Pour the egg mixture over the top.
  • Bake about 20 minutes or until firm.
  • Remove the torta from the oven and increase the heat to broil.
  • Broil 5 inches from heat until just browned on the top, about 1 minute.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before inverting the torta on a cutting board and slicing into 4 wedges.