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Spinach Ricotta Sourdough Bake

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Looking for an easy vegetarian recipe that can be prepared in just 15 minutes? Look no further than this spinach and ricotta sourdough bake!
PREP TIME
25 minutes
COOK TIME
35 minutes
SERVES
6-8 as a side dish

About this recipe

Check out this easy spinach and ricotta sourdough bake recipe! It’s quick to prepare and perfect for a vegetarian side dish or hearty lunch dish. In just 15 minutes, you can have this amazing bake in the oven, ready to serve.  This dish is perfect for any time of the year, and it can be made using frozen spinach if you don’t have any fresh spinach available. Plus, it’s easy to follow step-by-step instructions that will have you baking this dish in no time at all. 

Spinach ricotta sourdough bake is also perfect for your weekend brunch or a side dish to your dinner party or barbecue and will surely impress your guests.  Just when you thought this recipe couldn’t get any better, spinach and ricotta sourdough bake can be made ahead of time leaving you with more time to whizz up a delicious dessert

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Ingredients

Spinach And Ricotta Filling

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 bunch spinach washed and shredded
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 grams ricotta crumbled
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • chili flakes
  • salt and pepper
  • 100 grams feta crumbled
  • sumac

Sourdough Topping

  • 120 grams sourdough with no crust
  • 3 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 60 grams butter melted

Notes from Rouba

  • Packaged ricotta is usually very moist and can make your food very watery. I buy mine from the Deli section in wedges as it’s much drier. Otherwise, you will need to strain it well.
  • You can use frozen spinach instead of fresh.
  • It’s important to drain any excess liquid out of the spinach mixture.

Method

Step 1.

Start by heating a saucepan and sautéing the onion and garlic until they become softened. Next, add the shredded spinach and cook on high heat until wilted. Drain and let the spinach mixture cool down.

In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Mix in the crumbled ricotta, nutmeg, salt, and pepper until well combined. Stir in the cooled spinach mixture. Pour the mixture into a 20cm shallow oven-proof dish and spoon it evenly.

Step 2.

To make the sourdough Crumbs, process the sourdough chunks into fine crumbs. Mix in sesame seeds and drizzle the melted butter over the crumb mixture and stir until it's evenly distributed and moist. Spread the breadcrumb topping over the spinach and cheese mixture in the baking dish.

Step 3.

Bake at 180° for 35-40 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Remove from the oven and let it cool for 5 minutes. Finally, top it with crumbled feta, sprinkle with tangy sumac and finish with a drizzle of olive oil.

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