Today’s recipe combines three of my favorite things in one easy-to-make dish: spinach, cheese and eggs. This is a fantastic savory casserole that I would happily eat for breakfast lunch or dinner. It’s easy enough to make after a long day at work but also a satisfying meal to make for Sunday brunch, too. Sometimes it’s nice to have meat-free options that still fit ketogenic macros (low carb, high fat, moderate protein); this egg bake certainly fits the bill. In my other breakfast casserole post, I mentioned my family’s tradition of having Oklahoma Brunch Eggs every Christmas morning between opening stockings and presents. This would be a great festive casserole alternative for Christmas brunch due to the bright green spinach!
I began by pre-heating my oven to 375°F and gathering the necessary ingredients for the recipe. As with the majority of my recipes, I truly enjoy creating easy-to-make delicious recipes that have minimal ingredients yet still taste great.
Next I sautéed the spinach in some butter over medium high heat until gently wilted. Spinach naturally cooks down to a fraction of its original size; keep a close eye on it because you still want a significant amount of spinach in your casserole.
Finally I poured the eggs over top and used a fork to stir the ingredients together slightly. I wanted to be sure there was sufficient cheese, eggs and spinach in each bite. Into the oven it went until the eggs were fully set and the top was golden brown. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for it to finish baking. I recommend letting it sit for 5 minutes after pulling it out of the oven to let the casserole finish setting (it may be a little puffy when you pull it out) and then serve it immediately. This re-heats wonderfully, though I’m not sure how many leftovers you’ll have! I also added a dollop of sour cream on top of mine and sprinkled with a few more slices of fresh green onion, too. The egg bake is light and fluffy but packed with flavor that everyone will enjoy. What are your holiday meal traditions? Share with me below!