Comfort food comes in many different forms, from macaroni and cheese, to ice cream and brownies, to soup on a cold, rainy day. It comes with many different purposes as well, from soothing a sore throat to helping you unwind after a long week.
One example of comfort food for me is my mom’s spinach soufflé. She usually makes it for holiday gatherings with our family. I absolutely love spending Rosh Hashanah in Highland Park, especially now that I’m within driving distance. The only problem is that I typically feel a bit more homesick in the immediate week after I go back to work, even compared to longer stretches of time away from family.
Two weeks ago, I felt like I was in an absolute marathon between work, errands and chores I needed to finish, and I was feeling pretty stressed after the weekend flew by. So, going into a new week, I thought I’d treat myself with a bit of comfort food. Little did I know I’d be kicking off another whirlwind week when I pulled the soufflé out of the oven Monday night, but it was so much easier coming home each night knowing I had leftovers from my favorite dish waiting in the fridge.
Whether you’re looking for a nice dish to bring to a dinner with friends, or just looking for something warm to eat at home as the temperatures outside drop, this spinach soufflé recipe is so easy and requires minimal effort cleaning up. So, what are you waiting for?? Try it out and let me know what your favorite comfort foods are!
A great side dish for family gatherings
- 10 ounces Spinach Frozen, chopped
- 2 ounces Sharp cheddar Shredded
- 2 ounces Swiss Shredded
- 16 ounces Small curd cottage cheese
- 2 ounces Scallions Chopped
- 4 tbs Flour
- 4 tbs Butter Melted
- 3 Eggs Beaten
- Salt and pepper To taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8×8 baking dish and set aside.
Thaw and drain spinach. Pour into large bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and stir well.
Pour ingredients into dish and smooth surface.
Place in oven and bake for 45-60 minutes or until browned.
NOTE: If you want to double the soufflé, bake it in a 9×13 baking dish.