If you find yourself with an abundance of fresh eggs, which seems to happen a lot for homesteaders and backyard chicken keepers, there’s a good chance you search the Internet often for recipes that use a lot of eggs.
If this is you, you’ve come to the right place because I’ve got an egg bake recipe for you that uses a dozen eggs, no grains or gluten, and is super easy to put together.
An Egg Bake with Beautiful Layers of Spinach
This spinach egg bake makes a hearty, homestyle meal. But, if you’re putting together a brunch menu for a special event, this easy egg bake will also wow guests with its lovely layers of spinach and crispy cheddar cheese top crust.
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Here’s how to make this delicious spinach egg bake.
- 12 eggs
- ¼ cup of heavy cream
- 7.5 ounces of fresh spinach
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Dash of nutmeg
- 1 to 1-1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Butter an 8″ to 9″ deep-dish pie plate or casserole dish.
- Wilt the fresh spinach slightly, either in a sauce pan with a dash of water or in the microwave (about a minute to a minute and a half), then layer the leaves of spinach in the buttered dish.
- Whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, garlic, dry mustard, paprika, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. You can also use a stand mixer with the whisk attachment to make the job even easier.
- Pour the egg mixture over the layered spinach.
- Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
- Bake for approximately 45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Developing a List of Recipes for Using Your Fresh Eggs
Go-to lists are great for helping to manage many aspects of life, whether you’re homesteading or not. As a duck owner with plenty of fresh eggs for most of the year, even though I sell some of our eggs locally, my list of go-to recipes with eggs is always a work-in-progress. Below are some of my favorite ways to use fresh eggs. I hope you’ll find some inspiration here.
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