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12 oz fresh spinach (see note)½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese or low-fat cottage cheese½ cup finely shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish2 large egg, beaten1 clove garlic, minced¼ tsp salt¼ tsp freshly ground pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Pulse spinach in three batches in a food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to a medium bowl. Add ricotta (or cottage cheese), Parmesan, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper; stir to combine.

3. Coat 8 cups of the muffin pan with cooking spray. Divide the spinach mixture among the 8 cups (they will be very full).

4. Bake the spinach cakes until set, about 20 minutes. Let stand in the pan for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges with a knife and turn out onto a clean cutting board or large plate. Serve warm, sprinkled with more Parmesan, if desired.

Note: Baby spinach is immature or young spinach—it’s harvested earlier than large-leaved mature spinach. We like the sturdy texture of mature spinach in cooked dishes and serve tender, mild-flavored baby spinach raw or lightly wilted. Baby and mature spinach can be used interchangeably in these recipes (yields may vary slightly); be sure to remove the tough stems from mature spinach before using.


Weights & Measures

10 ounces trimmed mature spinach=about 10 cups raw

10 ounces baby spinach=about 8 cups raw

To Make Ahead: Equipment: Muffin pan with 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 141
  • Calories from fat 72
  • Total Fat 8gm 12%
  • Sodium 456mg 19%
  • Total Carbohydrates 6gm 2%
  • Fiber 2gm 8%
  • Protein 13gm
  • Cholesterol 123mg 41%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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