Whether you choose to serve Spinach casserole as an appetizer or as a main vegetarian dish, its flavor and taste will certainly delight you completely! Baked to crispy perfection it is undoubtedly outstanding!
I just adore spinach any way I can get it. Even though many consider spinach perfect for spring meals, as for me this is an excellent fall ingredient. Spinach is the first of those ingredients full of energy and healthy nutrients. All the necessary features especially in this period of the season.
If you like leafy greens and quiches, then this spinach casserole will surely satisfy your cravings. This fabulous creamy and cheese dish is easy and quick to prepare and needs no special equipment and skills. So, if you are looking for inspiration on healthy recipes for beginners then do not hesitate to try our spinach casserole recipe. All you have to do is to mix all the ingredients carefully and send them to the oven. This super easy dish will be ready in under one hour.
Spinach casserole is undoubtedly the ultimate comfort food. This recipe is undoubtedly a winner and can feed a large family gathering. It is a great dish that can be prepared ahead of time and is perfect to have it on-the-go. Spinach casserole can serve as an absolutely fantastic side dish or as a main dish if you are on a ketogenic diet. Just skip the breadcrumbs and enjoy a healthy and hearty dish.
Is spinach healthy?
Spinach is a superfood that contains significant amounts of iron and supplies the human body with a lot of energy. Iron is so necessary for a growing body. So I hope your little ones will fall in love with this spinach casserole.
Spinach has a low caloric intake, which means that you can consume it without a twinge of conscience in various diets. Fresh spinach is an ideal source of fibers and Omega-3. The researchers found that besides the fact that it boosts the immune system, spinach prevents heart attacks, helps regulate blood pressure, and fights anemia.
What more can I say besides that it is important to choose qualitative products as the taste of casserole directly depends on the ingredients used. This spinach casserole is always a hit, with its cheesy texture, crispy nutty top, and only healthy flavors in one casserole dish. The handful of ingredients are easy to find in almost any marketplace. Catch the short shopping list and do not forget to pin the recipe:
Spinach – 10 oz fresh baby spinach, or substitute with frozen one.
Mozzarella cheese – 1 cup shredded.
Cream cheese – 4 oz
Cream – 1 cup for an even richer texture cream.
Eggs – 6 large beaten eggs.
Plain breadcrumbs – ½ cup
Garlic – 2 cloves finely minced. If you do not like the taste of fresh garlic add 1 tablespoon of garlic powder.
Nutmeg – add to your taste to add a slightly nutty undertone.
Butter – only for greasing the casserole.
Almond flakes – one cup for a perfect crispy topping.
Optionally, to enhance the flavor, even more, you can add grated Parmesan cheese.
How to make Spinach casserole?
Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are fast approaching. And the main question – “What heathy and finger-lingering dishes will make our dinner special?”- makes us a little worried. Next to the main dishes full of protein and carb-loaded, you need something a little lighter. Spinach casserole will diversify not only your holiday table but even a nice fall dinner but will come in handy the times when you are looking for an easy and healthy side dish.
Spinach, the core ingredients in this recipe is a very nutritious green, and in combination with cheese, tastes excellent. To keep it fresh and green I never pre-cook it before using it in this recipe. Just wash and dry spinach well before adding to the casserole. If you are using frozen spinach then first leave it to thaw at room temperature in a colander and drain well. Then squeeze it to remove excess water.
While the spinach is draining, prepare the cheese and egg mixture. Beat the egg with a pinch of salt and then start adding the other ingredients. First will go in the cream and the cream cheese. When you see them well-incorporated add shredded mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, and shredder nutmeg. A touch of nutmeg adds a little something special to this spinach casserole. Stir ingredients to combine. Last, add spinach and mix it all together.
Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Grease with butter and then sprinkle with some breadcrumbs a 9×13 inch baking dish. Transfer spinach & cheese mixture into prepared dish. To add the perfect texture top the casserole with almond flakes. Alternatively, you can top with grated parmesan cheese or extra breadcrumbs.
Send spinach casserole to the oven for 40 minutes. Once you see it bubbly around the edges with a golden brown top, remove the casserole from the oven.
How to serve Spinach Casserole?
Spinach casserole is already a rich, and full meal on its own. Anyway, you can pair it with some protein-packed dishes such as:
How to store Spinach Casserole?
Before sending spinach casserole to the refrigerator, ensure it is completely cooled. Store leftovers in airtight containers or cover the whole baking dish with clingfilm.
As for me, spinach casserole tastes even better the next day. Just before serving reheat it a little in the microwave or in the oven.
If you do not like the taste of spinach, before mixing with other ingredients saute it along with some butter and garlic in a frying pan.
Cheese & Creamy Spinach Casserole
- baking dish
- 10 oz baby spinach fresh
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 cup cream
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2/3 cup almond flakes
- butter for greasing
- Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Grease with butter and then sprinkle with some breadcrumbs a 9x13 inch baking dish.
- Beat the egg with a pinch of salt and then start adding the other ingredients. First will go in cream and cream cheese. When you see them well-incorporated add shredded mozzarella cheese, bread crumbs, and shredder nutmeg. Stir ingredients to combine. Last, add spinach and mix it all together.
- Transfer spinach & cheese mixture into prepared dish. To add the perfect texture top the casserole with almond flakes. Bake for 40 minutes.