This Spinach and Eggs Quinoa Breakfast Casserole is a vegetarian gluten free savoury breakfast/brunch recipe full of nutritious and energy boosting ingredients. It’s low in fat and high in protein.
Now the kids are back at school I don’t have to cook only child friendly dishes! Eggs don’t have to be scrambled only and I don’t have to make a special effort to create sweet tasting breakfast recipes. (The special effort with these is to also make them nutritious). What a relief! And it’s been so long since I cooked with quinoa! I’ve missed it!
So today I made this seriously savoury, adult friendly Spinach and Eggs Quinoa Breakfast Casserole for 2 – for me and my husband. We enjoyed this simple healthy veggie breakfast with lots of black pepper and lots and LOTS of green olives! Absolutely delicious!
I like colour in my food and this recipe has got plenty of it. The eggs look so appealing on the bed of green quinoa!
How to make spinach and eggs quinoa casserole
Preparation is very quick and your dish will be ready to go into the oven in less than 10 minutes.
Start by preparing the spinach. Fry the onion in a little oil, add the spinach and cook for a minute. Combine the mixture with the butter and puree. Then simply combine with the cooked quinoa, season and transfer into you oven dish. Once you’ve scattered the feta over the quinoa you can add the eggs (more on that below).
Prepping the ingredients
This recipe is flexible so you can choose to make the eggs any way you like, and add them separately. Fried or poached eggs would work especially well. (See the instructions below). Or you could follow the instructions below and bake the eggs with the casserole.
You will save lots of time if you cook the quinoa in advance (once cooled, you can refrigerate it for 3-4 days).
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For more healthy breakfast recipes using vegetables see my post on How To Eat More Vegetables For Breakfast.
This Spinach and Eggs Quinoa Breakfast Casserole is a vegetarian gluten free savoury breakfast/brunch idea using nutritious and energy boosting ingredients.
- 1 cup cooked quinoa use 1/2 cup raw quinoa to get this amount
- 130 g fresh spinach
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 70 g feta cubed
- 2 eggs
- Salt and plenty of pepper to taste
- Paprika for serving
Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C/ gas mark 6.
In a large frying pan heat up the oil, add the onion and fry it for a couple of minutes on a medium heat stirring often. Add the spinach and continue frying for about a minute until the spinach reduces in size stirring all the time. Add the butter, puree the mixture and combine with the cooked quinoa. Season to taste and stir thoroughly.
Transfer the mixture into a small casserole dish and add the feta pressing the pieces gently into the mixture. Using a large spoon make 2 round shallow moulds in the mixture to prevent the raw egg from escaping. Crack the eggs carefully into the moulds, season, cover with tin foil and bake for about 25 minutes (or until the whites have set). Alternatively, bake the quinoa mixture without the eggs for 10 minutes and serve with fried or poached eggs. Sprinkle with sweet or hot paprika and serve.
Enjoy with green olives.
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