The Chew: Ricotta Mozzarella Spinach Bites Recipe – Frozen Appetizer


The Chew: Ricotta, Mozzarella, and Spinach Bites

Extra Value Friday is a time for saving money but eating well. The Mambo Italiano-themed show already featured Gwyneth Paltrow’s Braised Chicken Recipe. If you’re looking for a great snack or appetizer that looks fancy but won’t cost a fortune, check out what Clinton Kelly brought to the table: a Riccota Mozzarella Spinach Bites recipe.

The Chew: Extra Value Friday Spinach Frozen Appetizer

The Chew: Ricotta Mozzarella Spinach Bites Recipe - Frozen Appetizer

The Chew’s Clinton Kelly shared an inspired and affordable party idea for Extra Value Friday. His Mozzarella Spinach Bites recipe is an easy appetizer.


“There’s nothing I love more than faking my guests out with a dish that looks super fancy but is easy to make,” Kelly explained.

The key to this recipe seems to be making sure you get all the extra moisture out of your spinach and ricotta. Daphne Oz compared this dish to spinach dip.

It certainly features plenty of cheese, which means I’m in. Make sure you don’t overdo it on the olive oil before popping it in the oven, like Clinton did. The finished product looked crispy and inviting.


The Chew: Clinton Kelly Ricotta Mozzarella Spinach Bites Recipe Ingredients

  • Frozen Pie Dough
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 9 oz Frozen Spinach
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

The Chew Ricotta Mozzarella Spinach Bites Recipe Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  2. Drain spinach and ricotta.
  3. In a big bowl, mix mozzarella with spinach, ricotta, and half the parmesan.
  4. Add salt and pepper. Use a little olive oil to aid mixing.
  5. Divide defrosted dough in half. On a prepared surface, roll into two rectangles, about 4×12” and 1/4” thick.
  6. Spread cheese mix down the length of each rectangle.
  7. Brush dough edges with water. Roll and seal filling inside dough.
  8. Slice into bite size pieces.
  9. Place cut side up on a prepared baking sheet.
  10. Drizzle with olive oil and parmesan cheese.
  11. Bake 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
  12. Serve with hot marinara sauce to dip.


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