Baked Spinach with Eggs
Egg and mozzarella snuggle up with the spinach in this creamy baked dish. There are so many ways to enjoy this versatile recipe: Serve it at a holiday buffet, for brunch with a fruit salad, or with buttered rice for a light weeknight dinner.
1/2 cup butter
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound spinach, cleaned, stemmed and cut into strips
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese - divided use
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
- In a large stockpot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes to soften. Add spinach and salt. Reduce heat to low. Cover and steam for 5 minutes; remove from heat.
- Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese in the bottom of prepared baking dish. Spoon in spinach mixture and sprinkle with paprika, pepper and nutmeg.
- In a medium bowl, beat together egg and milk; pour over spinach mixture. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake until the cheese bubbles, about 20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.
Makes 6 servings.