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my ricotta cheese & spinach cups

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Norma DeRemer
York, PA

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?

★★★★★ 2
serves Makes 24 pieces

Ingredients For my ricotta cheese & spinach cups

  • 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
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1
    garlic clove, through a presss
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 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

How To Make my ricotta cheese & spinach cups

  • 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!

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