Grandma's Shortcut Spinach Soufflé Casserole Recipe (6 Ingredients) by Jan Mostrom


Grandma's Shortcut Spinach Soufflé Casserole Recipe (6 Ingredients)

Grandma’s way is usually a simpler and easier way to do things, and this recipe is no exception. This light and fluffy spinach "soufflé" recipe is a wonderful side dish and might just get you and your family to love spinach. This shortcut recipe uses very few ingredients and is a wonderful accompaniment to dinner. This is the kind of recipe grandma would have cooked in that vintage CorningWare casserole dish! 

To make this spinach recipe that is grandma-approved you will need cottage cheese (read about the health benefits of cottage cheese), eggs, frozen chopped spinach, salt, ground nutmeg and cheddar cheese. All the ingredients (except one-fourth of the cheese) is baked in a casserole dish for about 45 minutes. Top with the remaining cheese and serve (grandma didn't put it back into the oven to melt!). 

Serve this budget-friendly spinach casserole as a side dish with your favorite dinners. It's delicious with chickenporkbeef or seafood

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 9

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 30 ounces (3 bags) chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese (divided)

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Recipe Notes

  • You could use any type of cheese you like for this recipe. Monterey Jack, provolone, gruyere, Swiss, fontina or your favorite cheese blend would be delicious.
  • Store any leftovers covered in the fridge for up to four days.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, eggs, spinach, salt and nutmeg.
  2. Add 3/4 of the grated cheese. Stir to combine. Spread the mixture in a greased 8x8-inch casserole dish.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 45 minutes. Remove and top with remaining cheese.
  4. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 246

Total Fat: 11.8g

Saturated Fat: 5.8g

Cholesterol: 148mg

Sodium: 759mg

Total Carbohydrate: 14.4g

Dietary Fiber: 7.3g

Total Sugars: 1.9g

Protein: 25.3g

Vitamin D: 14mcg

Calcium: 518mg

Iron: 10mg

Potassium: 1971mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I love that this recipe uses one of my favorite secret ingredients to boost nutrition: cottage cheese! It helps pack a protein punch in so many recipes. This looks delish!

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