My Ricotta Cheese & Spinach Cups

Norma DeRemer

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@PApride

Was at a friends house a couple of weeks ago and she had these pastry cups filled with ricotta and spinach.They were so good that I asked her for the recipe.
I changed it just a little by using wonton wrappers instead of pastry and they turned out so good. This will be one of my appetizers at my next part for sure. Another thing I like about these are; they are only 50 calories with only 2 grams of fat. How good is that?


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Serves:

Makes 24 pieces

Ingredients

vegetable cooking spray
24
small square wonton wrappers (can be found in the produce section of your grocery store)
1 c
ricotta cheese
1
10 ounce box of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeesed dry
2
eggs
1 Tbsp
cream
1
garlic clove, through a presss
1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
pepper
1/8 tsp
freshly granted nutmeg (i keep a jar in my freezer)
dash of cayenne pepper, optional
1/4 c
freshly grated parmesan cheese plus mor for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat your oven to 350 degreese
2
Lightly spray the cups of a 12 cup muffin pan with the vegetabloe cooking spray.
3
Gently press one wrapper into each cup and lightly spray the wrapper with the spray.
4
Place muffin pan in oven and bake for 5 minutes.
5
Remove from oven and remove wontons onto a wire rack to cool.
6
Repeat as above with the remaining wrappers.
7
In a small bowl combine the ricotta, spinach, eggs, cream, garlic, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and mix well to blend flavors
8
Replace 12 of the baked cups into the muffin pan and fill with one tablespoon of filling mixture.
9
Sprinkle with remaining parmesan.
10
Lay a piece of aluminum foil lightly over the pan and return to the oven and bake for 17 minutes.
11
Remove from oven and place finished cups on a wire rack to cool
12
Repeat with remaining cups and filling as above.
13
When last batch is finished place cups on wire rack to cool. You will have a total of 24 cups when finished.
14
Place cups on platter and serve warm or cooled.
15
*To save time you can use two muffin pans at the same time. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy