Spinach Casserole Recipe {with feta cheese} - Belly Full (2024)

This delicious Spinach Casserole recipe with feta cheese will be a winner with even the pickiest eaters. Gluten free, low carb, and vegetarian, making it a great breakfast, brunch, side dish, or main if you need to accommodate special diets. And it’s so easy to make!

Love spinach? Don’t miss our classic Creamed Spinach! So delicious and goes with just about anything.

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Have you ever made Spanakopita? It’s a Greek classic, featuring spinach, feta cheese, herbs, and butter, stuffed into flaky phyllo shells. This Spinach Casserole is very similar, except made with cottage cheese and without the pastry.

This casserole is great served for breakfast, brunch, as a side, or a perfect vegetarian main dish if you need something meatless.

Friends who are not fond of spinach love this dish and always ask for the recipe. It goes well with any meat or fish and is hearty and satisfying!

Spinach Casserole Recipe

You only need a few simple ingredients to make this casserole.
(Scroll below to the printable recipe card for details and measurements.)

  • Spinach: We use frozen, thawed chopped spinach. (See note below regarding fresh spinach.)
  • Cottage cheese: This is milky, sweet, and mellow, similar to ricotta. As the casserole bakes, it breaks down and adds necessary moisture, making the casserole creamy.
  • Feta cheese: Crumbled feta adds a nice salty flavor.
  • Sweet onion: For flavor.
  • Large eggs: Eggs act as a binder to hold everything together.
  • Butter: For flavor and richness.
  • Seasoning: Black pepper, garlic powder, and nutmeg.
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How to Make Spinach Casserole

With just one bowl, it seriously could not be easier to make this Spinach Breakfast Casserole.
(Don’t miss the complete printable recipe card below, along with the video.)

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Transfer to a greased casserole dish.
  3. Bake until set and enjoy.

Recipe Variations

  • Use fresh spinach: Fresh spinach can be used instead of frozen, keeping in mind 1 1/2 cups of cooked fresh spinach is roughly the equivalent of a 10 ounce frozenpackage.
  • Try ricotta cheese instead: If you really hate cottage cheese, you can use ricotta in its place.
  • Sauté the onions first: If you’ve got the time, sautéing the onions before adding them to the mix, will add more flavor.
  • Add in some artichokes: Love the flavor of spinach artichoke dip? Us, too! Mix in some jarred, drained and chopped artichoke hearts.
  • Include other seasoning: Stir in a 1/4 teaspoon of dried dill for added flavor. Or a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes if you want some heat.

Get the moisture out

Make sure that you squeeze out as much liquid as possible from the spinach, which will prevent the casserole from becoming watery. Wrapping it in a clean dish towel works great.

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Storing Leftovers

Assembled ahead of time: You can assemble this casserole up to 1 day ahead and store, tightly covered, in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature and then bake.
To store leftovers, cool completely, then store in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days.
Can you freeze spinach casserole? I do not recommend freezing this casserole, since the spinach mixture tends to be watery once thawed.

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What to Serve with Spinach Cottage Cheese Casserole

This dish is so flavorful, but mild enough that it goes well with any meat or fish. We love it with Baked Chicken Breast and Beef Brisket. Also nice with a bowl of Fresh Fruit Salad.

More Spinach Recipes:

  • Creamed Spinach
  • Spinach and Artichoke Pizza
  • Spinach Artichoke Dip
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Spinach Salad

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Spinach Casserole

5 from 29 Ratings

This easy and delicious Spinach Casserole recipe will be a winner with even the pickiest eaters. Gluten free, low carb, and vegetarian, making it a great side dish or main if you need to accommodate special diets.

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Prep Time 10 minutes minutes

Cook Time 45 minutes minutes

Total Time 55 minutes minutes

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs , beaten
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach , thawed and very well drained
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/3 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash of nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Grease a 1 & 1/2-quart (9-inch square) casserole dish and set aside.

  • Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and then transfer to the greased dish.

  • Bake, uncovered, for about 40-45 minutes or until the center is nearly set.

  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes, then cut, serve, and enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6058IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 198mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information given is an automatic calculation and can vary based on the exact products you use and any changes you make to the recipe. If these numbers are very important to you, I would recommend calculating them yourself.

Other Notes

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Spinach Casserole, Spinach Casserole Recipe

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FAQs

How many calories are in a spinach casserole? ›

Spinach Casserole (1 cup) contains 21.3g total carbs, 18.3g net carbs, 14.8g fat, 15g protein, and 272 calories.

How do you use frozen spinach? ›

Defrosted frozen spinach can be added to any recipe that calls for leafy greens. "Once defrosted, squeeze out excess water, and add to fritter batters, smoothies, soups, stew, a pot of creamy beans, or my favorite, as a lasagna layer," Bruning says.

How many calories are in 2 cups of Cooked Spinach? ›

There are 148 calories in 2 cups of fresh Cooked Spinach (from Fresh). * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet.

How many calories are in 4 cups of Cooked Spinach? ›

Nutrition summary:

There are 296 calories in 4 cups of fresh Cooked Spinach (from Fresh). Calorie breakdown: 44% fat, 32% carbs, 25% protein.

Should I defrost frozen spinach before cooking? ›

In the case of soup, no. A little extra water never hurt a broth. But when it comes to pretty much everything else—be it eggs, quesadillas, or skillet pizza—moisture is the enemy, so you're going to want to let the spinach thaw.

Is frozen spinach healthy for you? ›

Even better, one cup of frozen spinach has more than four times the amount of nutrients, including iron, vitamin C and calcium, compared to a cup of fresh spinach.

Can I use frozen spinach instead of fresh? ›

If a recipe calls for fresh spinach but you have only frozen, or vice versa, it's perfectly OK to sub one for the other — at least in most recipes.

How many calories in a cup of Cooked Spinach pasta? ›

Cooked Spinach Spaghetti Without Salt (1 cup) contains 36.6g total carbs, 36.6g net carbs, 0.9g fat, 6.4g protein, and 182 calories.

How many calories in a plate of Cooked Spinach? ›

Spinach, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt, 1 cup
Protein (g)5.35
Carbohydrate, by difference (g)6.75
Energy (kcal)41.4
Sugars, total (g)0.77
Fiber, total dietary (g)4.32
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How many calories are in homemade spinach lasagna? ›

Lasagna, homemade, spinach, without meat (1 cup) contains 40.4g total carbs, 35g net carbs, 11.7g fat, 16.8g protein, and 327 calories.

Is Cooked Spinach high in calories? ›

Each serving provides about 23 calories, 3 grams of protein, 0.3 grams of fat and 3.8 grams of carbohydrates, including 2.4 grams of fiber, or 10 percent of the daily value.

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