Spinach and Feta Clafoutis

Spinach and Feta Clafoutis

With Easter coming up I was looking for a new recipe for a special breakfast or brunch on the long weekend. While I was going through my bookmarks I came across this recipe for a spinach and feta clafoutis that I had saved a while ago on More Than Burnt Toast and my search for a tasty breakfast was over. A clafouti is a French dish where an egg batter, generally filled with something, is baked and up until I had come across this recipe I had never even considered the possibility of a savoury clafouti. I immediately knew that I would have to try a savoury clafouti and this one was perfect as it was filled with some of my favourite Greek flavours with the spinach and the feta. In fact the flavours reminded me of spanakopita, a Greek spinach pie which I have had no end of fun spinning into different dishes over the years.

This clafoutis is pretty easy to make which makes it perfect for brunches or light weeknight meals. You pretty much just need to saute some onions, wilt the spinach, pour over the egg batter and cheese and bake until golden brown. Despite the minimal effort require to make it, this clafoutis is one tasty dish! The spinach and feta combination along with fresh dill definitely works well in a savoury clafoutis! I now have my breakfast planned for the weekend and I already have other ideas for savoury clafoutis dancing in my head.

Spinach and Feta Clafoutis

Spinach and Feta Clafoutis

A savoury take on a clafoutis with all of your favourite flavours from spanakopita the Greek spinach pie.


Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • 2 green onions (sliced)
  • 5 ounces baby spinach (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon dill (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup feta (crumbled)
  • 1 cup kasseri or mozzarella (grated)
Directions
  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the green onion and spinach and saute until the spinach wilts.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in the dill and parsley and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the spinach mixture into a shallow 6 cup baking dish.
  6. Mix the milk, eggs, and flour in a food processor and pour it on top of the spinach.
  7. Sprinkle the feta and mozzarella on top.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350F oven until puffed and golden brown on top, about 20-30 minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)
Spinach and Feta Omelette
Cherry Clafoutis
Blueberry Clafoutis
Spinach and Feta Quesadillas
Spinach and Feta Mashed Cauliflower

43 comments:

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

I can't wait to make this as I love spinach and feta cheese. I definitely like the simplicity of this recipe!

Mama J said...

Wow, this looks delicious. I've been looking for a good vegetarian brunch dish and I've just found it. Thanks!

The Wind Attack said...

I guess I never thought about the possibility of a savory clafoutis. I've always thought of it as a sweet dish. But this looks simply fantastic.

Zo @ Two Spoons said...

What a great idea to do savoury clafoutis! Great for when you want a meal-in-a-dish for brunch that doesn't take too much effort. Ooo and the flavours look just right. Bravo.

Healthy Mamma said...

This looks wonderful, really! I love spinach and feta and so perfect for Easter too. How is a Clafoutis different than a quiche or frittata?

Ellie (Almost Bourdain) said...

A savoury clafoutis! Love the flavour combo.

perfectless said...

Spinach, feta and egg? Only the best combination ever! Yum!

betty said...

Never made a salty clafoutis, I have only made the traditional cherry clafoutis, but it is nice to have and alternative, so thanks for the recipe

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meeso said...

Spinach and feta are a perfect pair, naturally :)

warmvanillasugar said...

This sounds really tasty. I love the clafoutis idea!

The Cafe Sucre Farine said...

Oh my, this dish looks incredible! I can also picture in individual ramekins with a wonderful salad, what a great lunch that would be! I haven't even had breakfast yet but I am hungry for lunch, come to think of it, this would also make a great breakfast, THANKS!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Wonderful and so tasty!

Cheers,

Rosa

Chiara "Kika" Assi said...

I would have to substitute feta with some other cheese (I hate feta), but other than that this sounds delicious with all the fresh herbs... perfect for Easter weekend!

jose manuel said...

Que maravilla, con lo que me gusta el queso feta y las espinacas.

Saludos

manu said...

OMG sounds delicious! Happy Easter ♥

Miss P said...

Never heard of a savoury clafoutis, but this looks mega! Would be great with some form of crusty bread. You're a bit of a genius.

Joanne said...

I've barely even heard of a clafouti so this sounds so intriguing to me! And it has one of my favorite flavor combos...spinach and feta just can't be beat!

Dawn said...

I have made fritattas with spinach and feta but never a Clafoutis. Delicious!

Michelle said...

This looks really delicious and simple to put together- it might have to be part of Easter brunch!

bellini said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed my creation Kevin. I would highly recommend Rose Murrays Roasted Tomato Clafouti too. It is perfect for this time of year:D

bellini said...

I am so glad you enjoyed my creation Kevin. I would highly recommend Rose Murrays Roasted Tomato Clafouti as well if you're wanting to try savory clafoutis.Her recipe is what turned me on to the savoury side of things.

Sri said...

Cool, looks like a very tasty and healthy dish which could be eaten any time of the day. And so simple to prepare too.

Beauty is, the onions and spinach can be replaced by so many other veggies.

d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo said...

Whaaat that looks like cheesy goodness to me!!!

kelley said...

This look so insanely delicious, I don't even no where to start!

Jasmin Adili said...

Lovve it! I would like to try it sometime! Check out my blog!

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Cheers

JC said...

Mmmm.. this looks so delicious! I will definitely be coming back to this one!

Shu Han said...

a savoury clafoutis? thats so creative! looks really fantastic and i'll be trying this soon!

also, I'm new to food blogging, and am wondering how to add that column of "seasonal ideas" links with thumbnails.. i would love to be able to choose some recipes to feature on my site and it'd be a great great help if you coudl give me some tips. I love your site and how easy it is to navigate! (:

Helene said...

Always nice to add feta to any dish. Happy Easter week-end!

penandra said...

This is also delicious in individual ramekins . . . do all the prep up to putting into the dish, then divide up between ramekins, pour the egg and cheese over the top and put on a cookie sheet to bake! One of my favorites when I have company for brunch --- and really delightful eaten out on the back deck on a warm spring/summer Sunday morning with feet up, enjoying the paper and a cup of tea!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Spanikopita is one of my very favorite foods in the world...

must try this!

a-man said...

looks delicious... nice recipe... thank you for posting.
a-man

Nutritional Supplement for Children said...

Awesome recipe!!! would like to try this week end.

Kitchen clearance said...

In fact it looks amazing! Spinach and feta and perfect for Easter I love it.I always love spinach. It is very helpful for eye sight.

Kitchen clearance

Mark said...

Awesome dish. I've been trying to eat as much spinach as I can lately. This will be added to the dinner menu this week. Thanks!

Margo said...

I made this for our Easter celebration, as I was looking for a light, vegetarian option to serve. It went together easily, and everyone loved it. Thanks!

The Mistress of Spices said...

I've never heard of a savory clafouti, but this sounds amazing! The combo of spinach, dill and feta is always a winner, and that definitely seems to be the case in this dish. I can't wait to try it!

Kelsey said...

it's funny that you mention spanikopita because I was surprised when you said this was French! lol I love spanikopita.

Anonymous said...

Right this minute my savoury clafouti is in the oven, can't wait to try it! I've substituted arugula/rocket for spinach, and added some bacon and fresh green chilies into the saute, and am anxiously awaiting the result. Thanks so much for such a clever and inspiring blog.

mrshendo

Knitterwockey said...

I made this today for a work breakfast and it was a total hit with my co-workers! I added some mushrooms since I had those hanging around in my fridge but kept the recipe the same otherwise. It is delicious!

Elena said...

I made this today and it was really delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle V said...

Thank you for your healthy recipes, Kevin. I have made quite a few of your breakfast recipes for my 6 and 10 year old girls. I hope to see more Indian recipes in 2013? Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

This tasted a lot like spanakopita---YUM! I used kale & collard greens instead of spinach and I completely forgot to add the milk. It was still excellent! (not so great leftover though, surprisingly)

Penwiper said...

Tasted great-- made this tonight for a light supper and served it with a pasta salad. Changes: I added one egg, two chopped chicken breasts, and I did not have any mozzarella. It took it about 15 minutes longer to cook, but my oven is wacky so take that with a grain of salt, although the moisture in the chicken breasts probably had something to do with that too.

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