So it’s Valentine’s Day and I think it’s only fair that I provide a recipe that you’re going to fall head over heels in love with!
I think I’ve mentioned this before but if not, I’ll mention it now… I don’t really like eggs. I remember eating scrambled eggs nearly every weekend when I was a kid but for some reason as I got older I started to dislike them. Now the flavor and texture of scrambled eggs will make me gag. I do, however, like quiche and strata if it’s made correctly. I’m weird, I know.
I found this recipe ages ago… I think in a Kraft magazine. Anyway, I never made it until now. I needed some way to incorporate eggs into the Foods You Should Eat Every Day Challenge and since this also had lots of spinach in it which I happen to know is super good for you I decided to give it a go.
Easy Bake Strata
- 1 small onion, chopped
- ½ cup chopped red bell pepper
- 4 cups packed torn fresh spinach
- 1 package (6 oz) Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken (I used the low sodium version)
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 6 eggs
- ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray large skillet with cooking spray. Add onion and red pepper; cook and stir on medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in spinach; set aside.
- Prepare stuffing mix as directed on package; stir in onion mixture and parsley. Beat eggs; mix with stuffing mixture. Pour into greased 8-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake 35 minutes or until firm. Cool 15 minutes. Cut into strips or squares. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- I thought this was absolutely delicious!!! I thoroughly enjoyed eating it for breakfast for several days in a row and that says a lot. I rarely like to eat the same things in a row.
- I think you could use yellow or orange bell pepper instead of red if that’s what you have on hand. You could also use Swiss cheese instead of mozzarella.
- Sprinkling the cheese on top caused a distinct cheesy layer… I think the next time I bake this I’m going to try to stir the cheese in just a little bit. I would prefer it more incorporated I think.
- This dish is super easy and I truly think it would be a crowd pleaser. Serve with some applewood smoked bacon and fruit and you’ve got yourself a winner!
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Remember, today is the 14th so it’s your day to practice a Random Act of Kindness in honor of Sandy Hook Elementary. I’d love to hear what you do! Please feel free to leave comments! I will be posting my RAOK on the 16th. See you then!