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A Spoonful of Luxe recipe: Spinach and scallion cream cheese omelet

Posted February 3, 2014

Spinach and Scallion Cream Cheese Omelet

As I posted last week, Diana Kostigen, a local food blogger and Smart Shopper reader, will be bringing us a new weekly recipe including ingredients that are on sale that week! This week, she has shared a beautiful recipe for a Spinach and Scallion Cream Cheese Omelet! It is already on my meal plan for the week! And for the record, both omelet and omelette are considered correct spellings. And yes, I did have to look that one up.

Diana has been cooking professionally for many years and she has already shared multiple recipes here on the blog in the What's for Dinner posts.  Her website, A Spoonful of Luxe,  includes many more recipes.  My thanks to Diana for her willingness to share her gift. My family will most certainly benefit from her creative, healthy and fun approach to cooking!

Spinach and Scallion Cream Cheese Baked Omelettes with Grape Tomatoes

Eating these omelettes today, I'm taken back in time. It's 7am, and I open the back gate to enter what seems a close second to my favorite childhood book, The Secret Garden. I know it won't be long until the coffee is brewing, the smell of popovers baking will permeate throughout the kitchen, and the guests will groggily find their way to the dining room to start another day in paradise. It's breakfast time at the Inn... and for my guests, and myself, there's not a care in the world.

So, this week I decided to recreate an old B&B favorite, after looking through all the sales items. Shredded cheese, cream cheese, grape tomatoes, frozen veggies, and scallions, which are always an inexpensive way to add flavor, even when they aren’t on sale. And if you’re anything like me you’re up to your ears in eggs from the last few weeks of incredible sales. And if you’re also like me, you’re a bit over egg salad sandwiches about now.

The cream cheese offers richness, with the tomatoes, spinach and scallions, adding a boost of healthy freshness. And don’t forget the nutmeg. I’ve used nutmeg in the past with spinach gratins, but an omelette? Well, I gave it a try, and it changed ordinary to extraordinary, adding a bit of spicy depth.

Perfect for a quick breakfast, or a stress-free brunch. Or add a side salad for a frugal lunch, or dinner… this cost per serving can’t be beat.

Spinach and Scallion Cream Cheese Baked Omelettes with Grape Tomatoes

10 eggs, beaten
1/2 10-ounce frozen spinach, cooked according to package directions, drained and squeezed dry in paper towels
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. shredded jack cheese
2 scallions, chopped (I used mostly the white part with a bit of the green)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (use freshly grated with a microplane if possible- worth a tiny splurge)
1/2 teaspoon salt
A pinch pepper
6 grape tomatoes, sliced

In a large bowl beat the eggs. Then add the spinach, cream cheese, jack cheese, scallions, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Pour into 4 greased ramekins (I got these on markdown at Tuesday Morning), or an 8x8 glass baking dish. Top with sliced grape tomatoes. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until set and lightly browned.

Serves 4

90 cents per serving
*Note: all costs are approximate due to regional sale prices, amounts needed just for this specific recipe, and ingredients on hand. This recipe was created to utilize sale ingredients listed for the current week in Raleigh, NC stores.

To read where to find the best prices for these ingredients click the Just the Basics link above.




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  • RaleighFoodBlogger Feb 3, 2014

    Nakabi- thank you!! Hope you do give them a try :-)

  • nakabi Feb 3, 2014

    RFB-those look delicious! Can't wait to try them!!!!!!

  • RaleighFoodBlogger Feb 3, 2014

    Jdouglas- thank you! I'm so glad you use fresh nutmeg too! I agree, it lasts for such a long time, and makes such a difference in flavor. And right there w/you on kitchen stuff as well... thankfully there are now stores such as TJ Maxx, etc. for discount dishware :-) Hope you enjoy the omelettes!!

  • jdouglas13 Feb 3, 2014

    Even if the eggs were full price (HT large for $1.99/dozen), it would only add $0.25 per serving. However, I still have around 4 dozen in the fridge at the moment even after making French toast for dinner last night, so I will definitely be making this!

    RFB, your recipe is beautiful. And fresh nutmeg is soooo well worth the tiny splurge. I use nutmeg a lot, and 4 whole nutmegs last me at least a year or more.

    Your ramekins are so pretty and perfect for this dish, and now you've touched on one of my weaknesses, kitchen equipment. ;)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Feb 3, 2014

    FYI - although there have been a number of .99/dozen egg sales in the last couple weeks, if you did not stock up then, you can get eggs for $1.29/dozen at Walgreens this week.