Spinach and ricotta are a match made in heaven. Individually, these two ingredients are totally versatile and you can use them to make all sorts of healthy dishes, both savoury and sweet. Packaged ricotta usually has a long eat-before-date and frozen spinach is just as good as the fresh version. So I tend to have both lingering around as a backup for I-don’t-know-what-to-cook days or I-can’t-be-bothered-to-go-to-the-shops days.

A quick olive oil and vinegar dressing of some mixed salad leaves, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and avocado, and dinner was ready to serve. It didn’t disappoint…

The Low Carb Spinach and Ricotta Bake turned out so good that my plan to have leftovers for today went out the window. Munch monster and I had second servings and ate the whole lot.

Since then, the dish has been a resounding success every time.
Simple ingredients for a simple bake that is healthy and low in carbs but tastes amazing.
  • 600g frozen spinach
  • 1 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • fine himalayan pink salt(U.S. option HERE)
  • 20ml extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) (U.S. option HERE)
  • nutmeg
  • paprika
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • sprinkle of organic broth granules
  • 2 eggs
  • 250g ricotta
  • 1 (100g) mozzarella
  • 50g (50ml) double cream
  • 75g freshly grated Parmesan (I use Parmigiano Reggiano as it has a more intense flavour)
  1. splash extra virgin olive oil in a shallow pan or wok.
  2. add spinach, garlic, broth granules and a generous sprinkle of black pepper, nutmeg and paprika.
  3. stir and cook until dry and just beginning to crackle, then taste test and set aside to cool.
  4. pre-heat oven to 180ºC fan (200ºC static).
  5. whisk whole eggs until tripled in volume.
  6. add ricotta and whisk again.
  7. incorporate cream and whisk again.
  8. add ¼ tsp salt, a generous sprinkle of black pepper, the cooled down spinach, 50g Parmesan and the cubed mozzarella.
  9. stir everything and pour into a buttered oven dish about 20cm x 30cm.
  10. even it out with the back of a spoon and sprinkle the remaining Parmesan all over the top.
  11. bake for 30 mins then raise the oven temperature to 200ºC fan (220º static) and bake for a further 8-10 mins until golden brown on top.
Metric kitchen scales are an inexpensive yet invaluable gadget to enable accurate measurement of ingredients. 


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