Ever look in the fridge and realize you basically have nothing to eat? This is an amazing spinach cake recipe I grew up with, and never really appreciated until I got to college, and realized this is one of the easiest, cheapest, and quickest snacks to make when your fridge is approaching its bare bones.

Spinach Cakes

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:8 mins
  • Total Time:13 mins
  • Servings:6
  • Easy


  • 1 package frozen spinach
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup flavored breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
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  • Step 1

    Once your spinach is cooked and strained of water you will add in the rest of the ingredients; cheese, breadcrumbs, and egg.

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  • Step 2

    Next you will take a fork and mix everything together.

    If you find your spinach was too damp you could always add more breadcrumbs to soak up some of the water.

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  • Step 3

    Next comes rolling. You'll take your mixture and roll it into a ball, just as if you were making meatball.

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  • Step 4

    Once you have your spinach balls you'll grab a decent sized pan, add EVOO, put the burner on medium to high heat and place them on the pan.

    Once you give them a second to sizzle, you'll take a spatula and press down on the ball to make it into a flat cake.

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  • Step 5

    You'll leave them on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes until they get golden brown.

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  • Step 6

    Lastly, you'll take them off the heat and onto a plate with paper towel underneath to absorb some of the grease.

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  • Step 7

    Last step is to dig in!

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