These bite-sized spinach frittatas have become a staple at our annual Leprechaun Lunch. They are the color of clover, but not in an artificial way, and therefore make a hearty addition to this all-green-cuisine St. Patrick’s Day feast. Yet they are tasty enough to enjoy year-round.
The frittatas are delicious, nutritious, and super easy to make. They’ve been a huge hit with all but one of my children (who happens to be an avowed vegetarian). I’m thinking this year I may try a whole wheat cracker instead of pepperoni for the crusts on a few of the frittatas to accommodate those family members who don’t eat meat.
I adapted the recipe below from one I originally found at Taste of Home. Enjoy!
- 1 cup ricotta cheese
- 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
- 1 package (12 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 48 slices pepperoni
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Dice mushrooms into small pieces. Move to a mixing bowl.
- Add Parmesan and ricotta to mushrooms.
- Place a pepperoni slice in each of 24 greased mini-muffin cups.
- Squeeze excess juice out of thawed spinach. Add to cheese and mushroom mixture.
- Add egg, salt, pepper, and spices to mixture.
- Mix well to throughly combine ingredients.
- Use a small cookie scoop to spoon cheese and mushroom mixture into muffin tins atop pepperonis. Fill each cup approximately three-fourths full.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until eggs and cheese are completely set, then serve your bite-sized spinach frittatas while they’re still warm. Yum!
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