½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese or low-fat cottage cheese
½ cup finely shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
2 large egg, beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ tsp salt
¼ 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
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.