Cheesy Spinach Casserole

Martha Stewart’s Spinach Cheese Puff; a casserole made with spinach, Gruyere cheese, half & half and eggs. Baked to a bubbly golden brown, this spinach side dish will go great alongside just about anything.

I’m not sure why Martha calls it a puff because there’s nothing puffy about it. . . it’s dense, creamy and rich without being overly so…. 

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Bacon Sour Cream Noodles

Noodles with a sour cream sauce, salty bacon and the surprise of the bunch – cabbage! They come together in no time at all to make a comforting and hearty side dish that can fill in as a main.

Michael Symon made this in 5 minutes on his new show, The Chew. Have you seen it? I’m just a wee bit addicted to it, mostly because I like hearing Symon giggle and I like his style of cooking. It brings me joy. Not to mention Carla from Top Chef is a part of it too. Love her. Hootie-hoo…. 

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Stuffed Squash with Brie, Cranberries and Greens

Fresh cranberries, brie and greens come together to make a festive and flavorful filling for kabocha or acorn squash.

The cranberries add a tangy pop of sweetness to the gooey brie, tender greens and mild-mannered squash.

The best bite is when you dig deep and not only get the creamy greens but some of the dense squash on your fork too! The difference in textures is just as important as the flavors in making this surprisingly delicious…. 

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Side Dish Saturdays: Curried Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Fast and easy curried sweet potatoes with chickpeas can serve as a side dish or a main vegetarian entrée. Warmly spiced with a hint of sweetness and a pop of heat this comes together in no time at all thanks to the use of curry powder!… 

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Side Dish Saturdays: Twice Baked Butternut Squash

Butternut squash with sour cream, smoked paprika, a dash of cinnamon for good luck and chives.

Just like a twice baked potato, the squash is roasted first, then the flesh is removed and beaten with sour cream and seasonings. It goes back into the squash shells with a sprinkling of bread crumbs for a second baking…. 

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Side Dish Saturdays: Crustless Cauliflower Quiche

Crustless Cauliflower Quiche

This crustless quiche recipe features fresh cauliflower florets with garlic, Swiss cheese and plenty of fragrant thyme. It’s a light and eggy savory pie that can serve as a side dish or as the main attraction.

Cauliflower is just coming into season in my neck of the woods making it dirt cheap and as fresh as can be. In my house quiche is a go-to meal, the dish we turn to when we’ve exhausted our ideas. Aside from being a dish everyone loves, it’s versatile and we always have eggs on hand. Next time you’re thinking of breakfast for dinner take it one step further and make a quiche instead!

This week’s Side Dish Challenge is cauliflower. The badge is still in the works…I will have it for you soon.

Guidelines:

1. Make and post a side dish recipe with cauliflower as the main ingredient between now and Friday, August 20th. 

2. Mention it is for Side Dish Saturdays with a link back to this post. Add your link below by Friday at midnight (Eastern time) and be sure to leave me a comment telling me you did so.

3. No soups, stews or main dishes (unless they can also be a side), please. If you’re unsure don’t hesitate to ask first.

Crustless Cauliflower Quiche

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Crustless Cauliflower Quiche
(loosely adapted from Epicurious)

2 1/2 to 3 cups cauliflower florets, cooked
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese, grated
5 eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces Swiss Cheese, shredded
5-6 slices Bacon, cooked, crumbled, optional

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Butter a 9-inch pie pan and sprinkle evenly with bread crumbs and Parmesan.

3.Saute garlic in oil over low heat until fragrant.

4. Arrange the cooked cauliflower over bottom of dish. Sprinkle garlic over top, then bacon if using, then Swiss.

5. Whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, salt and pepper. Carefully and slowly pour over top of the cauliflower and cheese.

6. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden and set in the middle. Allow to cool 5 minutes before slicing. Serve as a side dish or as a main with a green salad and a slice of crusty bread.

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Crustless Cauliflower Quiche

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