Baked Spinach & Zucchini

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted.
  • Olive oil
  • 1 pound of a small zucchini, sliced in rounds
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 10 ounces of frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of fat-free half-and-half creamer
  • 1/4 cup of fresh Italian Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 ounces of Gruyere cheese, grated

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Greased baking dish or cast iron pans with melted butter or cooking spray.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Add zucchini and garlic, sauté for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Drain water from spinach and add to the pan with zucchini.
  6. Add rice, basil, parsley, nutmeg, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, and toss.
  7. Transfer to baking dish or cast-iron pan.
  8. In a bowl whisk the four eggs, creamer, 2 tablespoons of melted butter, and do you want 4th cup of Parmesan cheese.
  9. Pour the mixture over the spinach and zucchini evenly.
  10.  Add some extra Parmesan cheese and Gruyere cheese on top.
  11. Take for about 20 to 30 minutes, until the knife inserted comes out clean.
  12. Serve and enjoy!

 

Serves 6

Total time: 45 minutes