Spinach Egg Bake

Spinach Egg Bake USDA Recipe for Family Child Care

An egg bake, also known as a frittata, is an easy-to-prepare dish that provides a perfect opportunity to encourage children to eat vegetables. Eggs are used in frittata-like dishes in many parts of the world. In Europe, it is rarely served in restaurants but commonly in the home.
CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
1 piece provides 2 oz equivalent meat alternate and ¼ cup vegetable.
SOURCE
Team Nutrition CACFP Multicultural Recipe Project.
https://teamnutrition.usda.gov
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Total Time 37 mins

Ingredients
 

  • cups Spinach, frozen, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, large, whole
  • 1 Tbsp Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Onions, dehydrated, chopped
  • tsp Black pepper, ground
  • tsp Salt, table
  • - - Nonstick cooking spray

Quantity
 

  • cups Spinach, frozen, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, large, whole
  • 1 Tbsp Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Onions, dehydrated, chopped
  • tsp Black pepper, ground
  • tsp Salt, table
  • - - Nonstick cooking spray

Ingredients
 

  • cups Spinach, frozen, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, large, whole
  • 1 Tbsp Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Onions, dehydrated, chopped
  • tsp Black pepper, ground
  • tsp Salt, table
  • - - Nonstick cooking spray

Quantity
 

  • cups Spinach, frozen, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, large, whole
  • 1 Tbsp Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Onions, dehydrated, chopped
  • tsp Black pepper, ground
  • tsp Salt, table
  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
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Ingredients
 

  • cups Spinach, frozen, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, large, whole
  • 1 Tbsp Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Onions, dehydrated, chopped
  • tsp Black pepper, ground
  • tsp Salt, table
  • - - Nonstick cooking spray

Quantity
 

  • cups Spinach, frozen, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, large, whole
  • 1 Tbsp Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Onions, dehydrated, chopped
  • tsp Black pepper, ground
  • tsp Salt, table
  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • cups Spinach, frozen, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, large, whole
  • 1 Tbsp Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Onions, dehydrated, chopped
  • tsp Black pepper, ground
  • tsp Salt, table
  • - - Nonstick cooking spray

Quantity
 

  • cups Spinach, frozen, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, large, whole
  • 1 Tbsp Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Onions, dehydrated, chopped
  • tsp Black pepper, ground
  • tsp Salt, table
  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
*See Marketing Guide

Ingredients
 

  • cups Spinach, frozen, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, large, whole
  • 1 Tbsp Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Onions, dehydrated, chopped
  • tsp Black pepper, ground
  • tsp Salt, table
  • - - Nonstick cooking spray

Quantity
 

  • cups Spinach, frozen, chopped
  • 6 Eggs, large, whole
  • 1 Tbsp Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tsp Onions, dehydrated, chopped
  • tsp Black pepper, ground
  • tsp Salt, table
  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
*See Marketing Guide

Instructions
 

  • Preheat over to 350 °F.
  • Thaw spinach in the microwave using package directions or by placing under cool running water.
  • Drain excess water from spinach (see chef tips, next page).
  • Whisk eggs in a small mixing bowl. Add feta cheese, dehydrated onions, salt, and black pepper. Mix well (see chef tips, next page).
  • Lightly coat medium baking dish (about 8" x 8") with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Spread spinach evenly on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Top spinach with egg mixture. Keep the vegetables spread evenly by slightly stirring the mixture with a spatula or spoon. Place baking dish into the oven. Bake for 15 minutes. Dish should reach an internal temperature of 160 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Broil on high for 2 minutes or until the eggs are set and the top is a light to golden brown color. Remove immediately to prevent burning. Caution: use a hot pad, as dish will be very hot.
  • Cut into 6 even pieces.
  • Serve 1 piece (2" x 3¾") immediately.
    Critical Control Point: Hold at 140 °F or higher.

Nutrition INFORMATION

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Egg Bake USDA Recipe for Family Child Care
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 171mg57%
Sodium 203mg9%
Total Carbohydrates 4g1%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 127mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
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The CHEF TIPS:

Before whisking eggs, puncture each egg yolk with a fork to make whisking faster and easier.

1¼ cup of whole liquid eggs can be substituted for fresh eggs.

It is very important to squeeze moisture from the spinach to obtain optimal firmness, texture, and color in your egg bake. Wet spinach may turn the egg bake green.

Variation

Swiss, cheddar, or ricotta cheese are great substitutes for the feta.

Yield / Volume