Thursday, September 6, 2007

Spinach + Cheese = YUM!

Spinach and Cheese Timbale
("Cooking with Joy")

This is a healthy, delicious way to get anyone to eat more greens. I am content with half of it for my dinner, but last night we had it with leftover turkey burgers. This recipe takes about 5 minutes to put together but needs about an hour and a half in the oven...which is the only downside. Make sure it gets brown around the sides as thats the best part.

1 cup 1% cottage cheese
1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1/3 cup crumbled feta
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1 10-oz package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried basil
fresh ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine all ingredients except spinach and blend with an electric mixer. Add spinach and blend thoroughly. Pour spinach mixture into a greased 1-qt casserole dish and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool slightly.
1/2 timbale = 310 cal, 34g PRO, 14g CHO, 12g F
Serves 2-3.

1 comment:

laneyu said...

yum seems right! i love spinach dishes!