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This is a very easy-to-make appetizer. I first tasted these
delicious Spinach Cheese Squares at a wine tasting. This would also make a good brunch dish.
Check out Linda's
Appetizer Recipes for more great appetizer ideas.
Spinach Cheese Squares Recipe
Yields: 30 small squares for appetizers or 6 large squares for brunch
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 55 min
16 ounce cottage cheese
4 egg whites
1/4 cup chopped green
2 ounces shredded sharp
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon minced
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
20 ounces frozen
spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1 ounce freshly-grated
Parmesan Cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9-inch square baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together the cottage cheese,
eggs, egg whites, and green onions until well combined. Mix in cheddar cheese, melted butter, flour, salt, garlic, black pepper, and red pepper flakes until
thoroughly mixed. Fold in the drained spinach.
Pour cheese/spinach mixture into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle the top with the Parmesan cheese.
Bake approximately 45 to 55 minutes or until the top is golden. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Cut into small
squares. Serve either at room temperature or warm.
This can be made ahead of time, refrigerated or frozen, and reheated in oven before serving.
Makes 30 small squares for appetizers or 6 large squares for brunch.