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Kickin' Spinach Cheese Bites

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  11 reviews
  • 30 min prep time
  • 45 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Triple cheesy-spinach crescent bites boast a just right jalapeño kick.

Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Kathy Ferder
Lake St. Louis, Missouri

Ingredients

1
box (9 oz) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup ricotta cheese
6
oz provolone cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)
1/4
cup finely chopped pickled jalapeño slices, drained (from 11.5-oz jar)
2
cans Pillsbury™ refrigerated Crescent Dough Sheet

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray 48 nonstick mini muffin cups with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Microwave frozen spinach as directed on box. Squeeze dry with paper towels.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and ricotta cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in spinach, shredded cheese and jalapeños until well blended.
  • 3 Unroll 1 dough sheet; press into 12x8-inch rectangle. Cut dough sheet into 24 squares. Press 1 square in bottom and up side of each mini muffin cup. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon spinach mixture into each cup. Repeat with remaining dough sheet and filling.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until edges of dough are golden brown. Immediately remove from pan to serving platter. Cool 5 minutes. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray 48 nonstick mini muffin cups with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Microwave frozen spinach as directed on box. Squeeze dry with paper towels.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and ricotta cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in spinach, shredded cheese and jalapeños until well blended.
  • 3 Unroll 1 dough sheet; press into 12x8-inch rectangle. Cut dough sheet into 24 squares. Press 1 square in bottom and up side of each mini muffin cup. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon spinach mixture into each cup. Repeat with remaining dough sheet and filling.
  • 4 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until edges of dough are golden brown. Immediately remove from pan to serving platter. Cool 5 minutes. Serve warm.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
135mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
0%
Protein
2g
2%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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