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I really love this recipe. It’s an original that I’ve been working to perfect, and I think this is it! The Hubby and I were thrilled with the end result. It can be served for any meal, but I’ve made it for dinner twice and served it with a salad on the side. It’s healthy and filling but also a fun change to the typical dinner fare. The leftovers also make for a yummy breakfast or lunch.

Serves: 4 to 6    Time: 25 minutes (plus baking time)

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion- minced
  • 1 10 oz. package frozen spinach- thawed and water squeezed out
  • 4 large eggs, plus 4 large egg whites
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 dashes nutmeg (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat olive oil in pan until hot, then add onions and a dash of salt and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Then add spinach and cook for 2 more minutes, breaking up spinach while cooking. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Whisk eggs together in medium sized bowl, then whisk in milk. Stir in the spinach mixture, and then stir in the cheese. Season generously with salt and pepper, and add a dash or two of nutmeg if desired.
  4. Pour mixture into a 9-inch pie pan coated generously with cooking spray.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees until set and not runny, for about 50-55 minutes, or until done. Let cool in pan on wire rack for a few minutes before serving.

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