Low fat casserole
I would like a recipe for a low fat spinach and cheese casserole or a low fat broccoli and cheee recipe.
Thanks in advance
I pretty much make the "filling" of a spanakopita with no phyllo dough and then enjoy!
2 boxes chopped spinach - defrosted, drained REALLY well
6 oz feta
1/2 cup cottage cheese
2 eggs - beaten
1 tablespoon Greek seasoning (oregano, dill)
1 bunch green onions, sauteed
Mix it up - spread evenly in the pie pan and cook at 350 for about 30 minutes.
Slice and enjoy!
If I wanted to create a low-fat spinach/cheese casserole, I'd squeeze the water out of a couple of bags of thawed frozen spinach, fluff them up in a casserole dish, then make a "cheese custard" using buttermilk and whole egg(s) and egg whites with a grated hard cheese like pecorino Romano, which I think is more flavorful than parmisan. I'd fluff up the spinach after adding the custard, but make sure there is more spinach than omlette. Then top it with panko bread crumbs and more pecorino, and either top with a few dabs of butter to promote browning, or to really drop the fat content, spray the topping with some butter flavored non-stick spray.
Buttermilk will make a lower fat custard than skim milk, and the tartness will underscore/compliment the pecorino.
My goof! Thanks for catching it. I should have said 2% milk instead of skim. 2% milk has 45 calories of fat per cup and lowfat buttermilk only has 25. I don't use actual skim milk much in any kind of cooking unless I "fortify" it with a little added powdered milk. It's just easier to use 2%.