Spinach and Quinoa Skillet Soufflé

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 4


  • 1/4 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon 1% milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 ounces butterkase cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Place oil in a medium, oven-safe skillet.
  3. Add onions and sauté until soft, about 10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, whisk eggs, egg whites and milk in a medium bowl.
  5. Add quinoa to egg mixture. Set aside.
  6. Once onions are soft, add spinach and cook until the spinach begins to wilt.
  7. Stir the quinoa/egg mixture into the spinach/onions.
  8. Cook until the eggs set at the bottom, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle the cheese on top and place under broiler.
  10. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  11. Serve immediately, directly from pan.
  12. Enjoy!

Nutritional data

Serving size: 1 slice
Calories: 188
Fat: 10 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
Protein: 13 grams



The biggest challenge during this meat funk has been finding good protein sources. When trying to decide what to make for lunch today I racked my brain and immediately came up with eggs  (ok, that's not exactly true. The first thing I thought of were beans but I will be having those for dinner. The second thing I thought of were eggs). I thought about making a quiche or frittata. The thing is, I have yet to find (or create) a frittata/quiche recipe that I like. So I dragged out my Williams Sonoma Vegetariancookbook and searched for inspiration. I came across a Wild Rice and Blue Cheese Skillet Soufflé recipe. A few problems:  I don't like rice, they used a lot more butter than I prefer and I didn't have any blue cheese on hand. Adjusting for those things (and a few others) I set out to make the recipe. I've also been trying to step out of my comfort zone when it comes to cheese so I used ButterKase cheese. It basically tastes like a buttery cheddar cheese. It is so good, but if you can't find any (or are not a fan of trying new cheeses) cheddar cheese will work fine.