Saturday, April 25, 2009

Delicious Spinach Appetizer


The first thing I want to say right now is that this is not a quiche. It really doesn't taste anything like a quiche. In fact, the first time I made this, I mistakenly made this as a breakfast casserole thinking that I could pass it as a quiche, and was mistaken. It has only a few eggs, and a TON of cheese, and so it's very rich.

Having said that, this is an incredible DELICIOUS appetizer. I love spinach, I'd put it in everything if my husband would consent, so this is definitely one of my favorites. It's very easy to make, and can be served at room temperature. If you are entertaining, and you know you'll have some spinach lovers, this won't disappoint!

Spinach Appetizer

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 10-oz packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup diced red pepper

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter in 13x9 inch pan.

2. Beat eggs in medium bowl. Add milk, flour, baking powder, adn salt; beat until well blended. Stir in spinach, cheese, and bell pepper; mix well. spread mixture over melted butter in pan.

3. Bake 40-45 minutes or until set. Let stand 10 minutes, cut into triangles and serve.

Should make 4 dozen pieces-this is a rich appetizer, so cut them small.

21 comments:

Elyse said...

And what a delicious appetizer this is!! I love spinach, too! I will not mistake this for a quiche :) and I will remember to serve these yummy-looking treats to guests as apps!

Katy ~ said...

Awww, this sounds very good. We love spinach! This sounds like a sure keeper. Thank you for a delicious post.

biz319 said...

I didn't start liking spinach until a few years ago - and now its a staple in my house!

Great recipe!

the ungourmet said...

I just bought a big block of Jack not all I need is the spinach and red pepper and I can make this! It looks very good!

Jenn said...

Haha...the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was quiche. But then I read the first sentence and it quickly squashed the thought. Looks very appetizing. Spinach does a body good. Yum!

Reeni♥ said...

I am a spinach lover, too! This looks so delicious. All that cheese is divine!

girlichef said...

wow...this sounds so amazing! I love spinach...wow!

Donna-FFW said...

This sounds like a true crowd pleaser. Love all the cheesiness!

Melissa said...

I like spinach too! Sounds yummy!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I am anxious to try this. It certainly sounds like a crowd pleaser.

Mike and Amber said...

Is this what we had at the Easter Egg hunt??

teresa said...

It is Amber!

Netts Nook said...

Wow Teresa it looks great as usual. I love all the spinach and cheese together.

burpandslurp said...

me! me! I'm a spinach lover! and a cheese lover! this is a freaking awesome dish!

Heidi said...

Sounds so yummy! I love spinach. I never know what to do for an appetizer. This looks perfect.

Risa said...

This looks delicious! I love spinach and am always looking for something new to make with it!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Oh wow, I love all things spinach! I would eat all of this and never make it to the main course! I'd eat it for breakfast too.

Kristen said...

mmm, looks tasty-thanks for the quiche warning, that was my first thought too

Michele said...

I love spinach too! Most of my favorite appetizers do contain spinach and yes one is a quiche! LOL Call it what you will but either way this looks delicious!

Spryte said...

OMG this looks AMAZING!!!

I just found you on Donna's blog!

Judy said...

Yumm. This looks wonderful. I love spinach and cheese.