Parmesan Spinach Cakes

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 158.7
  • Total Fat: 9.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 114.4 mg
  • Sodium: 456.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 14.4 g

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A simple but elegant-looking little spinach cake. Great sitting on top a tomato slice. A simple but elegant-looking little spinach cake. Great sitting on top a tomato slice.
Number of Servings: 4


    4 servings, 2 spinach cakes each

    Active Time: 15 minutes

    Total Time: 40 minutes

    12 ounces fresh spinach, (see Note)
    1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese, or low-fat cottage cheese
    1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
    2 large eggs, beaten
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

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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.

Tips & Notes
Make Ahead Tip: Equipment: Muffin pan with 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups
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


Per serving: 141 calories; 8 g fat ( 4 g sat , 3 g mono ); 123 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 13 g protein; 2 g fiber; 456 mg sodium; 560 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (170% daily value), Folate (46% dv), Vitamin C (40% dv), Calcium (30% dv), Potassium (16% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 medium-fat meat

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings of 2 cakes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JEFFGARTIN.

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  • this is a favorite recipe of mine from Eating Well! Healthy, EASY, and so yummy! and the leftovers are great crumbled up with some egg whites for a quick breakfast!! - 9/12/12

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