Recipe: Spinach & Cheese Breakfast Casserole & Weekend Things

Weekend Things {1}

How’s the new year treating you so far?  My weekend was relaxing. I actually took it easy because I had a strained muscle on my stomach last week.

Weekend Things (1)

– Cher and I watched the movie “This is 40”. I was entertained and the movie had some funny moments, but it just surprised me that it was 2.5 hours long.

-Spent Sunday night at Disneyland, it was our last day to enjoy the holiday decorations and fireworks. Christmas if finally over and I think my Christmas spirit is gone 😦

– Took down all the holiday decor in the house. It’s probably the least wonderful time of the year.

– Playing with yellow and grey chevron prints. I love really love this color combo, it just looks beautiful and I love that it’s neutral. I’m going to incorporate these 2 colors in the nursery decor.

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I have a new strategy in kitchen these days. Whenever I see a recipe or cooking show, I find myself asking “Can I make this ahead of time?”.

Maybe it’s my brain trying to get ready for mommy-mode? I just know that I won’t have a lot of time in the kitchen or energy to make the meals that I do know after the baby is born.

Recipes that have interest me lately are casseroles, freezer friendly food and even better when they are one pot meals.

I found this recipe for breakfast casserole that includes egg and spinach. I pictured myself making it on the weekends and eating it throughout the week. Love that it’s filled with vegetables, so extra bonus for having vegetables for breakfast.

This is a recipe that I will be making in the future again.

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Spinach and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

(recipe adapted from Kalyn’s Kitchen, serves 4)

Ingredients:
8 eggs
salt and pepper to taste
2 green onions (finely chopped)
1 cup grated low fat cheese ( I used shredded mozzarella cheese from Costco)
4 oz. cottage cheese  (optional, this adds creaminess in the dish)
1 bag of spinach (cooked and sauteed in olive oil)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Spray 8×8 casserole dish with nonstick spray or olive oil.
  • Grate cheese and set aside. Sauté the spinach in a small amount of olive oil for 3-5 minutes.
  • In bottom of casserole dish, layer the spinach, green onions and cheese. Mix eggs with salt and pepper until whites and yolks are well combined.
  • Add cottage cheese to egg mixture if using.) Pour eggs over spinach/cheese mixture, then stir gently with a fork so that all the ingredients are evenly distributed in the eggs.

Bake until eggs are firmly set and top is lightly browned. About 20-25 minutes using my 8X8 size pan.

 

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Before going into the oven:

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After 25 minutes of baking:

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This is the first time I’ve made an egg casserole and I can’t believe I waited too long.

This dish reheats well. I just put it in the microwave in the morning on my way to work and I also added it on top of my quinoa bowl for lunch for added protein.

The veggie/cheese and meat combination is endless. I will be making my next batch soon.

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Do you have any breakfast casseroles that you make?

Please comment and post links. I would love to check out other recipes.

 

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Comments

  1. I’m totally making this! So yum (and the blog is also the inspiration for my daughters name ;)). Hope your tummy feels better

  2. I love a breakfast bake! Looks great. I saw that movie, too – good but yes, too long or a comedy, right? Surprising! And, I’m not anti-f-bomb but come ON, it was like ever 5 seconds!

  3. My bedroom is gray & yellow! Love it.

  4. I’m surprised to hear This is 40 is that long, but I’ll still plan to watch it 🙂 Breakfast casserole sounds great, and I love the addition of cottage cheese!

  5. Take it easy – the baby is busy growing! Have a Great One:)

  6. that looks so great lea! i just made 2 casseroles that are quick easy and vegetarian: http://theactorsdiet.com/2013/01/08/twin-casseroles/

  7. This breakfast casserole looks delicious! I definitely want to make it 🙂

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