Spinach Vegetable Kugel
The vegetables for this colorful, vitamin-packed kugel can be prepared quickly in the food processor. Double the recipe for a large crowd. It’s a winner! Use frozen spinach instead of fresh if you prefer.
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
10 oz. package (300g) fresh spinach
2 onions, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
3 carrots, grated
1 cup mushrooms, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 eggs plus 2 whites (or 3 eggs)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon each pepper and garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup matzo meal
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wash spinach thoroughly. Remove and discard tough stems. Cook spinach in a covered saucepan until wilted, about 3 minutes (or microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes). Don’t add any water. The water clinging to the leaves will provide enough steam to cook it. Cool and squeeze dry.
Heat oil in a non-stick skillet on medium heat. SautÃ© onion, celery, red pepper and carrots for 5 minutes, until golden. Add mushrooms and cook 5 minutes longer (or cook vegetables uncovered in the microwave for 6 to 8 minutes on HIGH).
Chop spinach coarsely. Combine with remaining ingredients and mix well.
Pour into a sprayed 7" x 11" Pyrex casserole. Bake uncovered at 350F for 45 to 50 minutes, until firm. Cut into squares to serve.
Protein: 4 g
Fat: 2.7 g
Carbohydrates: 11 g
Exchanges: 1/3 Bread/Starch; 1/2 Vegetable