Are you in need of an easy dinner that can help relieve your stress? What better way to celebrate National Spinach Month than with a delicious spinach and feta casserole. It’s very simple and spinach is full of healthy nutrients that are known for reducing stress.
This delicious casserole is actually a strata. Strata is a bread-based casserole made with eggs and milk or cream. Stratas are said to “have more eggs than cream, making them more eggy in consistency and flavor.” They are also typically savory. With a little ingenuity, your spinach and feta strata can be served at practically any meal. You can serve a slice for breakfast with a side of veggie sausage and mixed fruit. Or you can have your spinach and feta strata for lunch or dinner and serve it with a side salad. Either way, give homemade strata a try with the Thyme & Toast recipe listed below.
Spinach & Feta Casserole
(Recipe from Thyme & Toast)
- 7 cups white country bread cut into 1-inch cubes, toasted until dry
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta
- 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
- 8 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups whole or 2% milk
- salt and pepper
- Add the bread to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onion and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Let cool.
- Meanwhile, whisk together the milk and eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
- Evenly distribute the spinach, onions, and cheese in the baking dish, lightly tossing together. Pour the egg mixture over the bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours, or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes on the middle rack. Remove the foil and continue cooking uncovered for 40-45 minutes until cooked through. If the top begins to brown too much, cover with foil until finished cooking.
Bonus. If you’re making this strata for dinner and are looking for a few tasty side salad recipes, we’ve got you covered! Try a strawberry spinach salad with honey balsamic vinaigrette or try a baby spinach salad with a citrus dressing–the baby spinach salad features roasted onions, pecans, and cranberries which provide extra nutrients to your meal.