Tuesday, December 30, 2008

LOW CARB Easy Spinach Casserole

This spinach casserole is easy to throw together. If you have certain spice mixtures or salad dressing seasonings that you like, feel free to add them. It's easy to adapt. One thing to try, depending on what you're serving the casserole with, is add half a teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice Powder for a different twist.

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes frozen chopped spinach, 10 oz each
  • ¼ chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon oil or butter
  • 1 8-oz package cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or a mixture is nice)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt or other spice mixture to taste
  • 1-2 Tablespoon dry white wine if you have it around
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice if you don't have the wine
  • 1 drop liquid sweetener or a pinch of a powder (just a small amount to balance flavors)

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Defrost spinach in the boxes or in a 2-quart casserole dish.
  3. Fry onion in the oil or butter until it begins to soften.
  4. Mix all ingredients except for the Parmesan cheese in the casserole dish. Sprinkle Parmesan on top.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean and cheese on top begins to brown.

Makes 8 servings. Nutritional Information: Each serving has 3 grams effective carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber, 10 grams protein, and 202 calories.

1 comment:

Oct said...

I will have to try this! Thank you for the great recipe.


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