Unique Low Glycemic Spinach Dish For Special Dinner Occasions
Low carb dishes for the holidays are few and far between. This low carb casserole boasts sumptuous flavor, nutritious and satisfying spinach, cheese and eggs.
Easy recipes for tasty casseroles are always welcome for the holidays; whether it is a New Year’s Eve celebration, Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving or a loved-one’s special day.
This spinach casserole always becomes an instant family favorite, even with guests who claim they don’t like spinach. Guests will ask what is in the dish and then be astonished to discover that they suddenly love spinach.
Vegetarian Holiday Casserole Dish
Besides being an easy to prepare side dish, Spinach Casserole for the Holidays is also a vegetarian dish that boasts the entire complement of essential amino acids. Since its proteins are complete, in generous servings, it makes a wonderful meat substitute for vegetarian guests.
Low Carb Casserole
This vegetarian dish also rates extremely low on the glycemic index with an estimated glycemic load of “1”. It’s a very low carb casserole, too; having only 2 net grams of carbohydrates per serving.
Best Spinach Casserole For The Holidays Recipe
Yields approximately 18, 1/3-cup servings
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1 cup high quality real mayonnaise (light and non-fat mayonnaises do not work well)
- 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 10 to 15 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Seasoned Italian bread crumbs
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
- Prepare a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the beaten eggs, mayonnaise and mushroom soup.
- Mix them together so that they are combined but not homogenous.
- Pull spinach apart to un-clump it and lightly fold it into the egg mixture.
- Add cheese to the mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
- Pour mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
- Smooth the contents with the back of a spoon and sprinkle generously with the seasoned bread crumbs.
- Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
- Continue cooking casserole if necessary; until the edges are bubbly and the bread crumbs have nicely browned.
- Serve warm.
Christmas Dinner Variation
For a beautiful and festive looking side dish at Christmas time, use a clear glass casserole dish and substitute ½ cup of port wine cheddar cheese for half of the sharp cheddar cheese.
The result is a dish which makes a stunning presentation in the lovely traditional colors of Christmas – green and white with flashes of red port wine cheddar.
Each serving of Spinach Casserole for the Holidays recipe has:
- 149 calories
- 3 grams saturated fat
- 3 grams carbohydrate
- 1 gram dietary fiber
- 0 grams sugar
- 3 grams protein
Additionally, this delicious low carb dish is a superb source of vitamins A and K. For further nutritional information on this low carb holiday dish, click on the nutrition data information link in the box below.
This is an original recipe by Maria Blanco (1980) with nutritional analysis computed at NutritionData.com.