Fallen Spinach Souffle

So i was making a trip to costco and knew i’d be grabbing a vat-o-spinach and had seen a couple recipes on CL that had spinach in it. Hubby was out so i decided to do this one – the Fallen Spinach Souffle.

I tend to read ingredients in recipes but not always quantity or size, so i didn’t realize this recipe would use the majority of my spinach stash. 10 ounces it a lot! I ended up only using 9 ounces! Couldn’t bring myself to use so much out of the bucket! Nor that it would use waaay too many kitchen tools for basically a side dish.

Don’t get we wrong, this recipe has some potential and i did consider eating the entire pan, but the clean up was a bit much.

Fallen Spinach Souffle

Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 ounce fresh spinach
  • 1 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese  – USE GOOD STUFF!
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated whole nutmeg
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 large egg
Preparation
  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Lightly coat an 11 x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray, and dust with breadcrumbs. Set aside.  (I used my newly made bread crumbs!!)
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add garlic; cook 20 seconds, stirring constantly. Add spinach; cook 3 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Place spinach mixture on several layers of heavy-duty paper towels, and squeeze until barely moist. Place spinach mixture in a blender. Add milk and cornstarch; process until smooth. Add cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg; pulse until well blended. Pour into a large bowl.
  • Place egg whites and egg in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed 5 minutes or until tripled in volume. Gently fold one-fourth of egg mixture into spinach mixture; gently fold in remaining egg mixture (mixture will seem slightly thin). Spoon spinach-egg mixture into prepared baking dish; smooth top with a spatula.
  • Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until set in the center. Cool 5 minutes on a wire rack before serving.

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