Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
My 1-year-old son loves these warm for lunch, or cold for a picnic lunch at the park. You can line with pastry if desired. Use muffin, mini-muffin or friand tins; or use a regular pie/quiche tin to convert to family-size.
- 150 g frozen spinach
- 200 g smooth ricotta cheese
- 2 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup grated tasty cheese
- 40 g cream cheese spread
- 1 tablespoon onion flakes or 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon vegetable stock powder
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- butter, for greasing tin
- Cook spinach according to directions on packet. Cool.
- In a large bowl, whisk ricotta, eggs, cheeses, onion flakes, stock powder and nutmeg together until smooth.
- Add spinach.
- Grease the muffin or friand tins with the butter.
- Spoon mixture into cases (I get six mini-quiches from this mixture).
- Bake in moderately hot (180C) oven for 30-40 minutes, or until golden on outside and cooked through.
I used a whole 16oz bag of spinach. 1 cup of Ricotta, 1.5 oz of cream cheese, I know I used more then 3/4 cup of shredded cheese because my daughter loves cheese and we've never tried spinach before so just in case I wanted to have plenty of cheese I used onion flakes garlic powder and salt. I didnt not use vegetable stock powder or the nutmeg. It turned out really great although I cooked it at 350 for 25 mins and Im thinking I should have left it in there for a few more mins because the bottoms were still pretty soft. Im going to give it 4 stars because it's pretty easy to make and my daughter had no quams! Great Recipe but could add to it. Im thinking about adding some bacon or maybe some shredded chicken. Thank you!
This was pretty good. At first I was hesitant to use this recipe only because I had to figure out the grams, but I think it's pretty hard to mess up this recipe. Here's what I did: I had fresh spinach so I steamed 8 cups (to measure fresh, pack down into measuring cups) for about 7 minutes. Just make sure to squeeze out the water! 200g is about 15 oz of Skim Ricotta Cheese. I used about 1/5th of a block of cream cheese. Added some garlic powder (about 1 tsp) to the 1 tbs onion powder, and a pinch of salt to the mix. I used a combo of parmesan cheese and mild cheddar cheese. Sprayed the mini-muffin tins with butter spray and baked it at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. As it cools it seems to be easier to get out, by using a small knive to loosen the edges first. My kids gobbled them up - These would be great for breakfast as well as a snack!
I thought this looked like a great idea... But when I tried getting them out of the pans, they stuck to the edges and fell apart. Perhaps I didn't grease it enough... My 1 and 1/2 year old daughter did like it though. She didn't mind that they were crumbled.