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ISO good recipe for crustless artichoke squares/spinach squares

prima Jul 2, 2013 06:58 PM

Anyone have a recipe to share? I'm making them for a picnic tomorrow, and I'm overwhelmed by the variations I'm finding online. Thanks for your suggestions.

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    youareabunny Jul 3, 2013 01:40 PM

    Maybe when you grease the dish sprinkle Parmesan on the bottom and sides so it gets more crusty.

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      ohmyyum Jul 3, 2013 07:24 PM

      Second this recommendation! I was just about to suggest the same.

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        prima Jul 3, 2013 07:27 PM

        Thanks for the idea, youareabunny & ohmyyum. Will try that with the next batch.

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      travelerjjm Jul 3, 2013 10:34 AM

      For spinach squares I always think of spanikopita; or is that too crusty (since it has phyllo)? I make them in a 6x9 pan so they look like squares, as opposed to wrapping them into triangles.

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        prima Jul 3, 2013 07:18 PM

        I didn't have the ingredients for spanakopita on hand, but true, spanakopita is a good spinach appetizer. I make the spanakopita triangles when I'm bringing spanakopita to a potluck.

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        cheesymama Jul 3, 2013 10:23 AM

        Here's the one I always make, they disappear quickly!
        http://www.foodnetwork.ca/recipes/art...

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          prima Jul 3, 2013 07:18 PM

          Thanks!

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          cheesecake17 Jul 2, 2013 07:07 PM

          I make this often, with spinach, artichokes, broccoli, kale or a combo

          - sauté onion, garlic In a spoonful of olive oil
          - add vegetables, sauté till cooked down (spinach, kale) or defrosted and softened (broccoli, artichokes)
          -remove from fire, stir in cottage cheese, shredded mozzarella, and eggs
          - pour into Pyrex and bake until set and browned

          Amounts-
          For one (16oz) bag of frozen spinach, I use 8oz cottage cheese, 2 handfuls shredded cheese, one medium onion, 2-3 garlic cloves, 1 whole egg and 2-3 egg whites.

          Same amount for 1 bag of TJs frozen artichokes.

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            prima Jul 2, 2013 07:21 PM

            Thank you!
            Do you bake them at 350?

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              prima Jul 3, 2013 07:23 PM

              I ended up using this recipe for Spinac,h Mushroom and Swiss Crustless Quiche Squares: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recip... , since I didn't have any cottage cheese on hand. I increased the number of eggs from 6 to 8, added the chopped, drained artichokes from 1 can of artichokes in water (TJ's and frozen artichokes aren't found in my neck of the woods!), and substituting fresh spinach for the frozen spinach. They weren't as browned or cheesy as some versions, but they were tasty, and worked well for our group.

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                cheesecake17 Jul 4, 2013 06:04 PM

                I bake at 400 or sometimes 425. The top gets crisped and browned. It's a very forgiving recipe, and I love to use mushrooms!

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              weezieduzzit Jul 2, 2013 07:24 PM

              Yum! I've never even heard of them before but this sounds like a really handy thing to have in the frige for those of us that low carb.

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                cheesecake17 Jul 4, 2013 06:03 PM

                My daughter loves them, especially when I make them in mini muffin tins.

                Can use cheese, shredded muenster or mozzarella, but I like cottage cheese as its lower in calories

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                Siegal Jul 3, 2013 09:51 AM

                This is pretty much my recipe also but I like to use muenster cheese!

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