Skinny Spinach Ricotta Casserole Recipe: A Healthy Lunch, Dinner or Side Dish by Sarah Amona
The easy vegetarian spinach and ricotta casserole is made with frozen chopped spinach, part-skim ricotta, part-skim mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs or an egg substitute, Dijon mustard, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. The ingredients are mixed together and put into a baking dish. Bake for about 35 minutes and dinner is done.
If you are making a protein like chicken, beef, pork or lamb, serve this creamy spinach casserole recipe with ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan as a side dish. It's so delicious and easy to prep and cook!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 to 45 minutes
- 16 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
- 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 6 large eggs, beaten until frothy (Egg Beaters substitution not tested, but possible)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Here's how to make it:
- Spray a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish with vegetable spray. Layer the bottom evenly with the drained spinach.
- In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients until combined. Pour mixture into the spinach-lined dish.
- Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until slightly browned around the edges and center is firm to touch. Serve warm, garnished with fresh basil and diced tomatoes, if desired.
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