Spinach Cheese Bake

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Author Notes: I can't resist spinach and feta cheese with eggs - I always order the Greek omelet! Here, I combine these ingredients with butternut squash for a heartier dish. You can vary the herbs and use fresh dill or parsley in place of the green onions. I usually serve this casserole for brunch, but it also makes a lovely supper served with salad and a glass of wine. It's also a kid pleaser - my sons inhale it.BlueKaleRoad

Serves 8-10

  • 20 ounces fresh or frozen spinach
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red chili peppers or Aleppo pepper
  • 10 ounces butternut squash, cut into 1/2 inch dice
  1. If using fresh spinach, steam until wilted, drain well and chop coarsely. If using frozen, defrost and squeeze well. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the eggs, cheeses, flour, garlic, salt, green onions and chili peppers. Gently mix in the spinach and butternut squash.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the casserole is set, golden brown on top and the edges are crispy (my favorite part!). Serve warm.
  5. You can prep this the night before (but don't bake) and refrigerate it overnight. In the morning, bake and serve as directed
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about 3 years ago lapadia

Yum, Hannah, I am now just seeing this! I'm with you on the Greek omlette!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thanks, Linda! I always plan to try a different omelet, but come back to my fave. Happy Thanksgiving!

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about 3 years ago sdebrango

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This sounds wonderful, I just got a CSA box with lots of spinach and butternut squash, got leeks also will sub those for the green onions. This is wonderful!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, sdebrango! Leeks will be a lovely substitute for green onions. This is a versatile recipe and you can definitely get creative with what you have on hand (I've used different cheeses, herbs, left the squash out, added roasted chilis). Enjoy!

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about 3 years ago Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

This looks so delicious, Hannah! So easy if entertaining over the holidays as well!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thank you, Katie! It's a good one to prep ahead so it does make entertaining easier. You can get creative, too, and use different spices or cheeses. Hope you enjoy it.