WHY THIS RECIPE IS SPECIAL?
This casserole is packed with nutritious ingredients like spinach, zucchini, and yellow squash.
It’s a great way to add more veggies to your diet without sacrificing flavor.
The combination of feta and Parmesan cheese adds a delicious tangy flavor, while the whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs add a crunchy texture.
It’s a simple and easy recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.
It’s a healthy and satisfying meal that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.
2 tablespoons olive oil (30 mL)
3 cups baby spinach
2 small zucchinis, diced small
2 small yellow squashes, diced small (or 2 additional zucchinis if yellow squash is unavailable)
1/4 cup fat-free feta cheese crumbles (25 g)
1/4 cup grated low-fat Parmesan cheese (20 g)
1/4 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs (30 g)
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Spray a 9 x 13 inch (23 x 33 cm) casserole dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the spinach, zucchini, and yellow squash (if using). Cook for about 5 minutes, until the spinach is wilted and the squash is soft. Drain off any excess liquid and place the mixture in a large mixing bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl with the spinach mixture. Combine well and spread the mixture in an even layer in the prepared casserole dish.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown on top.
This recipe is a great way to use up any excess zucchini or yellow squash you may have on hand.
If you don’t have whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs, regular panko breadcrumbs or even regular breadcrumbs can be used as a substitute.
For a more indulgent version of this dish, feel free to use full-fat feta and parmesan cheese instead of the low-fat versions.
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Baked Zucchini, Spinach, and Feta Casserole is a delicious and healthy dish that is perfect for any occasion. This casserole is a great way to incorporate more veggies into your diet, while still enjoying all the cheesy goodness you love. With its simple preparation and flavorful combination of ingredients, it’s sure to become a new favorite in your recipe collection. Give it a try and enjoy a warm and comforting meal that’s both satisfying and nutritious!