Greek Casserole

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September 4 is National Macadamia Nut Day. I so wanted to have a great macadamia recipe for you but it just wasn’t meant to be, I guess. As I mentioned yesterday, I spent a lot of time pouring over recipes to find something that I knew would work out because I only had a small portion of nuts left. Macadamia’s are not the cheapest nuts around being that it takes years for a tree to bear fruit and they’re predominantly grown in Hawaii. Anyone that reads my blog for more than five minutes knows that I’m absolutely obsessed with brownies so this seemed like the best option. I mean, how do you mess up brownies, right? Little did I know, it is very possible because my dish turned out awful. They were so bad that I couldn’t even swallow the one bite I took :-)

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So what’s the next best thing? Greek Casserole, of course. This dish is something that I make all the time. In fact, I have no earthly idea why I’ve never shared it before. It’s quick, easy, naturally low carb, high in protein and tasty. With all that being said, the hubs won’t touch it because it has feta cheese. He won’t go near feta or blue cheese which is a real problem because I love a great Stilton.

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The Greek word for a dish with feta and spinach is Spanakopita but I just call it scrumptious. I used to bake it in one casserole dish but when I really discovered that hubby wasn’t going to eat it, I started portioning out in six ramekins and baking one up whenever I’m ready. That way it’s fresh and the right size. If you like feta, I’d be willing to bet that this dish would be a hit in your house.

Greek Casserole

Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cottage cheese, 2% small curd
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, 2%
  • 1 package spinach, 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
  • 4 ounces feta, crumbled, regular
  • 4 ounces feta, crumbled, low fat
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Spoon into a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour.
  3. If baking in individual ramekins, bake about 30-40 minutes.

Recipe adapted from http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Greek-Spinach-Bake.

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  1. This salad looks delightful and healthy! It’s a shame that I’m lactose intolerant, or I’d try to make it myself. I will definitely pass the recipe along to my roommates. They’re obsessed with cheese and all things dairy, so this looks like a great dish for them.
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  2. Greek casserole? AWESOME!

  3. With all of that wonderful cheese, this can’t be anything but good! Great looking casserole!
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  4. How can I say no to a dish that contains all my favorite flavors?
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  6. Great use of spinach! I don’t eat a ton of dairy but I may have to make an exception for this recipe!
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  7. Nice and simple casserole, I love the flavours in it
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  8. I adore the beautiful looking casserole my Greek cuisine genius friend :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  9. Feta, blue cheese, Stilton, Gorgonzola…we love every one of them. Roquefort is probably our favorite but we try to stick to feta because we can find the low fat version in our market. I also eat my weight in spinach and Greek yogurt so I can’t figure out how I’ve never made anything like this before!
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  10. I never knew spanakopita just meant feta and spinach – I always assumed it had to be wrapped in phyllo, too. But I love this recipe! Sorry to hear about the brownies – it’s so disappointing when you treat yourself to a nice ingredient and then the dish doesn’t turn out.
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  11. CJ, I know you don’t know me well enough to know this…but I absolutely <3 almost any Greek food you could plop in front of me! You're awesome for this!
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