Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mini Spinach & Ricotta Quiches


We were invited to a Christening yesterday. I hadn't been to one in ages. Now that my children are turning 8 and 6 this year, I don't have too much to do with babies as most of my friends have children the same age, except this one who had a baby earlier this year, her fourth. What a trooper she is. A wonderful cake maker, mother, wife and friend. I thought I'd take something and using what I had on hand, I whipped up these mini spinach and ricotta quiches.


I love having frozen puff pastry on hand because you can whip up anything for a party with that and just about anything else you've got lurking in the fridge or pantry.


A couple of fridge and freezer staples and you've got the making of a quick party snack or a luscious lunch time treat or family dinner tart.


I love the way a quiche comes out of the oven all puffed up. I think I'll be making these again. Low in calories but high in flavour and taste.

Mini Spinach & Ricotta Quiches

  • 1 sheet frozen reduced fat puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 2 tbs chopped, cooked spinach (I used 1 small block of frozen spinach)
  • 1 tsp crushed garlic
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 tbs grated cheese
  • oil spray for pan
  1. Prepare pan by spraying well with oil spray.
  2. Cut out pastry rounds from thawed pastry. (One sheet of pastry yielded 9 mini quiches.)
  3. Beat egg and add, ricotta, skim milk, spinach, garlic and salt & pepper. Mix well.
  4. Place tablespoons of mixture into prepared pastry cases and top with grated cheese.
  5. Bake in a 180 deg C oven (approx 350 deg F) for approx 15 mins or until golden brown and pastry is cooked.
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14 comments:

  1. I love the look of these. I agree frozen pastry is such a handy thing to have in the freezer.

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  2. I agree, I love me some puff pastry. Always good for a savoury or sweet fix.

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  3. JUST what I was looking for!!!

    I have leftover spinach leaves and ricotta in the fridge I was wondering what to do with them :) Perfect!

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  4. My stomach started growling when I saw these! I am going to have to try them. I think I am the only one who will eat them though. Do you think they would be okay to freeze after baking them?

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  5. Anne,I could pop several of these in my mouth right now,love spinach and cheese and puff pastry....good eats right there!!

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  6. Bite-size treats! These sound delightful and perfect to accompany a glass of wine!

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  7. Wow. these are almost like mini spanikopitas.....YUMMY I'll have to give these a go. There's also no filo dough required! :D

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  8. Yum this sounds delicious. Love the small size of them.

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  9. These look super tasty!
    I love the combination of flavors

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  10. Sounds Great!! Bookmarking!! ~Amber of WhatAmberLoves.com

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  11. I am such a fan of puffed pastry. These little bites look delicious! Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!

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  12. These sound absolutely delicious and will be a great dish to make for one of my cooking classes. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Jane (Artfully graced)

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  13. Gorgeous little quiches for all sorts of occasions - thanks for sharing them.

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