I love incorporating spinach into my meals! Be it a main dish or a side dish, spinach finds its place in everything. I do love my chicken and beef, but I wanted to try more vegetarian recipes just to try it out, you know? The other day a friend was raving about the Spinach Souffle by Stouffer’s and I knew I had to make a copycat healthier version, so here it goes! I do have a similar creamed spinach recipe but this one deserved its own spot. Here’s my take on the infamous Stouffer’s spinach souffle recipe, enjoy!
Stouffer’s Spinach Souffle
- 20 oz frozen spinach, chopped
- 3 large eggs
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
- 1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
- Vegetable oil, as needed
- Preheat oven to 350F or 180C
- Spray an 8×8 baking dish with vegetable oil and set it aside
- Microwave the spinach in a microwave-safe bowl, on high for 30 seconds or until thawed
- Pour in a colander or on a kitchen towel to make sure all the excess water has drained out
- In a bowl, add the heavy cream and the eggs
- Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture for 2-3 minutes, until foamy
- Once foamy, add the spinach and parmesan cheese, mix until incorporated
- Then, add the flour, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and salt
- Whisk until combined
- Pour the mixture into the baking dish
- Bake for 20- 30 minutes, or until set
- To check, insert a toothpick in the center if it comes out clean, it’s done
- Serve while warm, enjoy!
Now wasn’t that simple!
Why Choose Healthy Foods
I was recently reading an article about how a healthy gut is directly connected to healthy skin. And I realized, no matter how many products you incorporate into your skincare routine, if your body isn’t healthy on the inside, it will show on the outside.
This put me on a hunt for foods that are said to help you get healthy skin from within. And it was no surprise that spinach was quite high up on the list! We’ve always seen models swear by a green smoothie as part of their daily morning routine as a secret to their glowing picture-ready skin. And of course, spinach is always a part of every green smoothie recipe there is.
While I love my smoothies, I’m unfortunately not a fan of vegetable smoothies or green smoothies in particular. Just something about the idea of drinking vegetable juice doesn’t sit well with me.
This Stouffer’s spinach souffle recipe makes an excellent side dish with other mains! We recommend making it alongside a whole chicken, steaks, pasta dishes, or pretty much any meat-based main dish! If you’re having it on its own, try it with some brown rice or some brown rice crackers.
Spinach Recipe Adaptations
If you like spinach and if you like our adaptation of Stouffer’s spinach souffle. You might enjoy other famous spinach recipes we have adapted! Try these:
- Weight watcher’s spinach
- Weight watcher’s spinach quiche
- Whole foods spinach orzo salad
- Longhorn’s spinach feta chicken
Other foods to incorporate in your diet for healthy skin
While we’re on the topic of healthy skin, here are some other foods that are good for your skin, other than spinach:
- Fatty Fish
Fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which help maintain a healthy skin barrier, resulting in skin that is well-moisturized and looks supple.
They also contain Vitamin E, which helps the skin fight inflammation and free radical damage.
- Sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes contain loads of beta-carotene, a form of pro-vitamin A. It helps protect the skin against sun damage, preventing sunburn and signs of aging caused by sun exposure. Sun damage is often the cause of dry, wrinkly skin; beta-carotene prevents this by acting as a natural sunscreen.
We know you might have hated it as a kid, but now might be a good time to revisit broccoli!. It’s loaded with nutrients that promote healthy skin. It contains zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C all of which improve the look of skin by fighting signs of aging and discoloration.
Broccoli also contains sulforaphane, which helps your skin fight free radical damage and may also prevent skin cancer.
- Dark Chocolate
Yes, the real culprit of acne due to chocolate intake is sugar! Dark chocolate is actually good for your skin. It contains antioxidants that prevent sunburn and other sun-induced skin damage. It also improves blood flow to the skin, making it glowy and supple.