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Spinach Mushroom Bake

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This comfortingly creamy, protein rich, Spinach Mushroom Bake is spiked with turmeric and smoked paprika and makes for a delicious low carb dinner or breakfast, paired with some bacon!

Overhead view of skillet with mushroom spinach bake

My daughter and I enjoyed slices of this Spinach Mushroom Bake for dinner after our little sojourn to Tallulah Gorge, a couple of weekends ago. With a combination of cheese, Hood Calorie Countdown, eggs, spinach and mushrooms ever so tenderly spiced with garlic, onions, turmeric and smokey smoked paprika, this low-carb bake is just as tasty for breakfast as it was for dinner. And, it is so so easy to make!

Spinach Mushroom Bake in 4 Steps!

1) Just sauté up onions and garlic in a skillet, then throw in some mushrooms and spinach.
2) Make the sauce by whisking together Hood Calorie Countdown, eggs, cheese, turmeric, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
3) Pour the sauce into the sautéed veggies, indulge in a bit of swirling action in the skillet, and..
4) Place it in the oven and boom! Dinner! Or, Breakfast! Or, both!

Hood Calorie Countdown and other Ingredients to make spinach mushroom bake

A friend told me that she was trying to get a handle on her food intolerances by adding a little bit of the intolerable foods into her diet, so I figured I’d adopt her approach to deal with my lactose intolerance. Please do keep in mind that I am not a nutritionist or food expert in any way – I just like experimenting with foods to find what works for me.

So far I’ve noticed that adding just a smidge of dairy into my diet hasn’t been as detrimental as I used to think it would be. I used Hood Calorie Countdown (a dairy beverage) in these Banana Pecan Pancakes a little while ago, and I used just a half cup of it in this Spinach Mushroom Bake as well.

Making sauce for Spinach Mushroom bake
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Sauteing mushrooms, spinach, onions and garlic

This low carb Spinach Mushroom Bake hit the spot for dinner, for us. My daughter and I had it with a side of bacon and it wasn’t too filling. Seeing we had filled up on this Date Shake immediately after we got home from Tallulah Gorge, neither of us wanted something too heavy.

Skillet with Spinach Mushroom Bake and two plates with slices of it.

By the way, Tallulah Gorge is one of the most breathtaking canyons, I’ve been to, here in Georgia! The gorge itself is said to span 2 miles and is nearly 1000 feet deep. There are supposedly over 1000 feet to the bottom of Tallulah Gorge and back – but, the steps are not continuous so we didn’t huff and puff as much as we did when we took on the steps at Amicalola Falls. There several running and biking trails, varying in difficulty and miles, around Tallulah Gorge.

Collage of views of Tallulah Gorge

My daughter and I planned on getting passes to go across the gorge floor (where you see all the gushing water and rocks in the top photo), but, the dam that feeds the Tallulah Gorge Waterfalls was being worked on and no one was allowed to cross at the bottom as the water levels were too high. If you are in Georgia and plan on making the trek to Tallulah Gorge, be prepared to have your breath taken away at certain viewing spots, and, get there early to get one of the 100 passes given out each day to hike across the gorge floor – the views are so worth it!

Spectacular views from Tallulah Gorge Trail Hike
Overhead view of skillet with mushroom spinach bake

Spinach Mushroom Bake

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

This comfortingly creamy, protein rich, Spinach Mushroom Bake is spiked with turmeric and smoked paprika and makes for a delicious low carb dinner or breakfast, paired with some bacon!


  • 1 red onion, skinned and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, skinned and diced
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms
  • 2 cups spinach, (fresh not frozen)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cheese, I used a cheddar/mozzarella blend
  • 1/2 cup Hood Calorie Countdown
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • a little bit of fresh parsley and fresh oregano to sprinkle on top, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add oil to a skillet and when warm, add in diced onions and saute about 10 minutes. 
  3. Add in garlic, spinach and mushrooms and saute, stirring occasionally, another 10 minutes or till mushrooms are browned slightly and spinach is wilted. Then take skillet off heat and set aside.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together the Hood Calorie Countdown with the eggs, cheese, turmeric, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet with the spinach mushroom mix. Swirl ingredients around so spinach and mushrooms are scattered around pan. Drop in the chopped oregano and parsley on top.
  6. Place pan in 350 degree oven and bake 25-30 minutes - please bear in mind that oven temps and times may vary, so keep an eye on your spinach mushroom bake from around the 20 minute mark. Remove from heat and enjoy with bacon or sausage.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6
Amount Per Serving Calories 306Saturated Fat 15.9gCholesterol 182mgSodium 461mgCarbohydrates 5.1gFiber 1.1gSugar 2.7gProtein 17.5g

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Saturday 29th of August 2020

I just tried your baked spinach and mushroom and it turned out absolutely delicious ! My family loved it too . Thanks a ton !

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Monday 15th of June 2020

[…] will always pick a stack of oatmeal pancakes with a very generous pour of maple syrup over a savory spinach mushroom bake. On those nights when I’m not feeling like cooking dinner, I rummage around in the freezer […]

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 27th of June 2018

Georgia has some gorgeous scenery! It's a really pretty state. And this is a really pretty dish! Full of flavor and goodness -- I want. :-)

Jill | sugarspicelifeblog

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

This looks amazing! I have to try this out!

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Tuesday 26th of June 2018

This is exactly the sort of bake Lynne and I both love Shashi. Yum! And it's just nice and simple to make too. And those flavours, I love the creamy combination of the eggs, mushroom and spinach mixed together with turmeric and paprika. Your photographs of Tallulah Gorge are breathraking. I'd love to go hiking there. That's a shame you didn't get passes to go across the gorge floor. Will you go back and do that bit of the hike in the future and post the pictures here?

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