I love eggs. When I had a free meal plan they were part of my every day life by just going into the dining hall and saying, “I want this in my omelet please.” Thank you ISU dining!
Now that I have to make my own breakfast, I find I don’t have a lot of time to make my eggs in the morning. (I know first world grown up problems.)
Being pregnant reinforced the fact that I need to have these little nutrition packed items back in my diet.
I tried doing the hard boiled eggs, but Tom wasn’t so happy about me stinking up the house each week. And I generally don’t like to have eggs for dinner. (I am all for breakfast for dinner, except when it comes to eggs.)
Enter the casserole idea.
I could make one once a week and then package them as left overs for each day of the week. And one of my goals is try a new recipe once a month, so double whammy.
Here is my first casserole via a Pinterest find. I used this recipe. I did change some of the ingredients.
Spinach and Egg Casserole
- 4 cups of spinach
- 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup of colby jack cheese
- 2 tsp of olive oil
- 8 eggs
- salt and pepper
First, you will use the olive oil and saute for the spinach. This will only take a few minutes. You will stop when the spinach is a little wilted and shrinks up.
Put the sauteed spinach in the bottom of your casserole dish.
Cover with the cheese.
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Then cover the cheese and spinach with beaten eggs. Stir up the entire mixture lightly with a fork.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Cook the casserole for 35 minutes or until the edges are slightly browning.
Let it cool for a few minutes before serving. It will sink a little bit as it settles.
Here is my review of this recipe.
It was a little bland to be honest. I added salsa to the finished product, which helped. I didn’t have the onions or seasoning that she recommended in the original recipe, so that could be part of the problem. I also couldn’t taste the cheese, even with adding more. This is an important part of my egg experience, so I would probably want to add more. I also think you could add other things like mushrooms to make it even tastier. It also didn’t make as much as I thought so I would probably try to up all the ingredients so I can get through the whole week on leftovers.
Do you have any good casserole recipes for me to keep up with my egg intake?
Frittatas are a good choice. It starts out as an omelet and is baked off in the oven. Baking creates a nice crust on the bottom. You can put pretty much anything you want into them, too.
I didn’t even think of frittatas. I just dropped a whole lot of new recipes into my Pinterest food board! Thanks for the idea.
This looks good, and I’m glad you added your review so that I can change things if I do make this. We had a quiche last night, but there were only 2 eggs in the recipe. I think my KitchenAid instruction manual might have a recipe with 5 eggs though..
You have me craving a hard boiled egg now…
I love hard boiled eggs! We pregnant ladies need our eggs!
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