Low-Fat Side Dish: Crustless Spinach Tarts
February 16, 2009
A friend of mine requested more side dish options, so here’s one that’s hard to beat. If you love spinach dip, spinach casserole, or spinach period, you will love this low-fat, simple side dish prepared in muffin cups. The most difficult part of this recipe is draining the spinach, and anyone can do that. And, if you’re trying to eat low-carb or are on Weight Watchers, this recipe is really great for you. Serve these for a breakfast, brunch or with steak, pork, chicken or fish for a comforting side dish that tastes as good as it looks.
Crustless Spinach Tarts
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
1 (16-ounce) package frozen spinach
3 egg whites
11/2 cups (12-ounce) 2% cottage cheese
1 cup low-fat finely shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded or freshly grated Parmesan
1. Cook spinach in microwave; drain well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine egg whites and next 2 ingredients; stir in spinach. Pour mixture into lightly greased muffin pans. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese evenly over tops. Bake at 400F for 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned.