Spanish Tortilla with Spinach and Manchego Cheese


One way to make mealtime easier for everyone involved is to theme out some of your dishes. This might seem too cutesy and organized but, believe me, it works.

For example, we’ve renamed Wednesday nights as Breakfast-for-Dinner nights. I started this tradition around the same time I started cooking for this blog–over 3 years ago. I’m not sure why but, my kids claim that breakfast actually tastes better when it’s being served for dinner. I think they feel like they’re breaking the rules by eating pancakes at 6pm. My theory: whatever it takes to get my kids excited and interested in mealtime, I’ll take it.

Our Wednesday night dishes usually take the form of pancakes, waffles, or slow-cooked oatmeal. Of course I also accompany the meal with some yogurt and fresh fruits.   Since I received my copy of The Pollan Family Table last week, I’ve had a voracious appetite and I’ve earmarked so many recipes from the book that I’m going to try. (Look for my review on The recipes are practical, the pictures are gorgeous; it’s hard not to get inspired to cook. And, the best endorsement of all: the Pollans aren’t professionally-trained chefs so the recipes don’t seem insurmountable to the average or even novice cook.

The other night, on breakfast for dinner night, I decided to make The Pollan Familiy Table Spanish Tortilla with Spinach and Manchego Cheese. I realized that eggs don’t get top billing in our household and we really have no excuses– no one is allergic. And, I was up for making a high-protein breakfast for dinner.

The Spanish Tortilla was a huge hit. I’m fairly certain it was the combination of diced potatoes, cheese, and perfectly sautéed spinach to offset the eggs.


It was baked to perfection and slid right off of the skillet and onto the plate for a near perfect presentation. Now that I’ve got my tortilla groove on, next time around I might add some pesto and some sundried tomatoes.

The possibilities are endless.  Feel free to omit the salt in this one.  I found that the Manchego cheese provided enough salt.

You must try this recipe- for breakfast, lunch or dinner!




  1. i make spanish tortilla by sauteeing the potatoes with onions and olive oil in a pan.
    it is so good when you do that – almost like homefries.
    this looks delicious. i will try it.

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