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Spinach Popouts

Spinach Popouts

Jessica Braider
These spinach popouts are one of my favorite easy breakfast recipes. They've got everything you need to start the day off right - vegetables, protein, and carbs - and on top of it all, they freeze beautifully so you can stock up your freezer and then use them to make your mornings go smoothly.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced, about 1 tsp.
  • 1 lb. frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/4 tsp. salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper or to taste
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked brown or white rice (can also purchase frozen)
  • 2 eggs beaten

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease two mini-muffin tins or two regular muffin tins.
  • In a medium pot, heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the frozen spinach, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Add the ricotta cheese and turn off the heat.
  • Blend with an immersion blender (easiest clean up), regular blender, or food processor.
  • Stir in the rice and eggs. Spoon the mixture into a mini-muffin tins (Note: I only have one mini-muffin pan, so I just spoon the extra into a regular muffin pan).
  • Bake for 20 minutes if using a mini-muffin tin or 25 minutes if using a regular muffin tin.

Notes

Do Ahead or Delegate: Chop the onion, mince the garlic, make and refrigerate the complete mixture, or fully prepare the dish and refrigerate or freeze.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Add paprika or more nutmeg.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 180, Total Fat: 9g, 15%; Saturated Fat: 4g, 21%; Cholesterol: 74mg, 25%; Sodium: 334mg, 14%; Total Carbohydrate: 16g, 5%; Dietary Fiber: 2g, 6%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 8g
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Keyword All, Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch, Fall, Freezer-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Lunch, Make-Ahead, Nut-Free, Side Dish, Snack/Appetizer, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian, Winter
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