This egg based dish is great for a brunch or dinner and is a delicious packable leftover for work or a quick grab and go meal! Assemble it beforehand and refrigerate until you’re ready to bake!
TIME: 20 min prep, 45 min bake, 15 min rest before enjoying
2T Butter (plus whatever you use to grease your casserole dish)
1 -12oz pkg frozen chopped spinach
8oz white button mushrooms, sliced or chopped
3 large cloves garlic, sliced
1tsp dried thyme
1 1/4 tsp salt
6 large eggs (I prefer local pastured hen eggs)
2 1/2 cups milk (nut milk is fine too)
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 loaf French Bread or bread of choice cut into 1″ cubes- I use 9 grain whole wheat French bread
4oz Gruyere cheese, grated and divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
Thaw and drain frozen spinach in colander, squeeze excess liquid. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat and saute mushrooms until soft, about 6 minutes. Add garlic, thyme and salt and raise heat briefly to evaporate liquid. Stir in spinach. In mixing bowl, whick eggs, milk, red pepper, and black pepper.
Grease a 3qt casserole dish or 9x13 baking dish. Spread HALF bread cubes, then HALF vegetables, and HALF Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat with a second layer. Carefully pour egg mixture over, cover dish with foil, then place a smaller dish (or a couple cans or plates) on top to weigh down contents. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight. Return to room temperature before baking.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and bake 45-50 minutes ntil deeply golden (safe internal temp with meat thermometer is 165 degrees). Let rest at least 15 minutes before serving (the puffy souffle will soften and release). Enjoy with a fresh salad! Refrigerate leftovers.
Recipe credit: mymagazine.us