Cheesy Spinach Egg Bake

I have loads of egg bakes that I have been making lately, and I have just been soooo lazy about blogging them. I’m going to try to break my cycle here with this one that I made over the weekend. It is definitely AMAZING, and incredibly easy. I make one of these and then have breakfasts and/or lunches throughout the week that taste just as good as when I pulled it from the oven. It is perfect for batch cooking and grab and go. If you really like to make it easier, make these in parchment muffin cups so that they are really simple to throw in a lunchbox or microwave when you’re busy and on the fly.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Feta or regular feta cheese.
  • 1 bag of spinach (standard size, so not the Costco pack), cooked in a skillet until completely wilted and no longer watery (I “overcook” it to dry it out a bit, but you could also squeeze out excess moisture after it cools).
  • 8 large or extra large eggs
  • 2/3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup plus 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella or monterey jack cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients while reserving 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese and tomatoes.

Pour into a greased 9×13 glass casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top, and place the sliced tomatoes on top of the cheese.

Bake for about 20 minutes or until the bake no longer “jiggles”.

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Pepperoni Pinwheels

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Yep, they’re as good as they look. They’re also simple and great dipped in some ranch or pizza sauce (low carb, of course). This is perfect for an appetizer while watching some fall football and a great keto munchy for the kiddos. They won’t even know the difference between this and a full-on carby version.

Ingredients:

  • One batch of Fathead pizza dough: https://killerketo.net/2016/01/11/fathead-pizza-crust (do not prepare ahead since you need to work with it when it is warm)
  • Pepperoni–the amount will really depend on how much you like.
  • 8-12 mozzarella cheese slices
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Make the fathead dough according to the recipe without forming into the individual crusts.
  3. While still warm, cut the dough in half.
  4. On a nonstick baking mat or Silpat, use wet fingers and hands to shape each half of the dough into rectangles (size can vary but approximate size is 6×9 inches)
  5. After forming the dough into rectangles, lay down a layer of cheese topped with a layer of pepperoni. How much you put of each depends on your own personal tastes.
  6. Sprinkle parmesan over the tops.
  7. Gently roll each rectangle into a “log”.
  8. Put in the freezer to cool for 20 minutes.
  9. Cut each log into 1/4-1/2 inch slices.
  10. Lay the pinwheels on the non-stick baking mats or parchment, and bake until tops look golden. About 10-15 minutes.

Serve with ranch or marinara sauce. Makes about two dozen.