Cottage Cheese & Spinach Gratin

  • Vegetable oil for baking dish
  • 1 lb. spinach (about 2 bunches or 1 1/2, 10-oz bag)
  • 5 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. dill seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 cups small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Warm marinara sauce or grated parmesan (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Oil an 8-by-10 inch gratin dish or a 9-inch square baking pan.
  3. In a large skillet heated over medium-high heat, cook spinach with water clinging to its leaves, tossing frequently, until spinach is barely wilted.
  4. Press out the liquid from the wilted spinach and reserve it in a measuring cup.
  5. Finely chop the spinach.
  6. In a bowl whisk eggs, parsley, dill seeds, coriander, cottage cheese, salt, and a little pepper.
  7. Stir in chopped spinach and 1/4 cup of the reserved cooking liquid and mix well.
  8. Pour into the prepared dish and bake until set, about 45 minutes.
  9. Let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  10. To serve, cut into diamonds or squares.
  11. Top with warm marinara and/or grated parmesan.
  12. Makes 6 servings.

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