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Spinach and Cheese Bites #Recipe #kidsinthekitchen

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Finding new lunch and snack ideas for the kids over the summer is on my to-do list. We wasted no time. The first day of summer break and we were experimenting in the kitchen with classics like pizza dough and not so favorites like spinach. My kids eat what I serve but I want them to enjoy the food I make so we made these Spinach & Cheese Bites extra kid friendly with lots of cheese.Spinach and Cheese Bites #Recipe #kidsinthekitchen

Enjoy right from the oven, room temperature or warmed up from the freezer. This batch makes 24 bites(muffin size).

Spinach and Cheese Bites

1lb pizza dough homemade or packaged. (crescent rolls would work to)
1lb frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1tbls olive oil
2 tsp garlic
1 tsp onion powder
1tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
4oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella
pinch (or more) red pepper flakes


Roll out small balls of pizza dough and spread them into each well of 2 muffin tins. Set aside to rest.

In a medium-hot skillet add olive oil and spinach. Break up to cook away all the moisture. Add garlic, onion powder and salt & pepper. Set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 400Β°

In a large bowl stir together your cooled spinach mixture, cheeses, pepper flakes and more salt and pepper to taste.

Add spoonful of spinach to each muffin well on top of the pizza dough.

Bake for 15-18 minutes till cheese is bubbly and dough is golden brown.Spinach and Cheese Bites #Recipe #kidsinthekitchen
Spinach and Cheese Bites #Recipe #kidsinthekitchen
Spinach and Cheese Bites #Recipe #kidsinthekitchen

Spinach and Cheese Bites #Recipe #kidsinthekitchen
Spinach and Cheese Bites #Recipe #kidsinthekitchen
The kids ate these with NO hesitation and actually said they were delicious. Win for MOM!
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  1. I think I may make these this weekend! They look so good!

  2. Oh my GAWD – those are the perfect snack for me! I have to print this out and make them!

  3. I may have to get my oldest to help me make these soon.I love spinach so everyone else may not get a chance to try them lol.Thank you for sharing this.

  4. Yummy!! I love that your daughter is helping! πŸ™‚

  5. I think even my vegetable-phobic would eat these (he loves spinach dip and these kind of look like dip with a crust). Can’t wait to try them!!

  6. Oh these look amazing! The boys would def love to help me!

  7. These look really good! I think I’d add a little feta, too!

  8. These sound really good! Definitely a recipe I will be trying.

  9. These look amazing! I’m for sure going to be making these soon.

  10. teresa mccluskey says

    I am not a spinach eater but my granny is, I bet she would love these if I made her some!

  11. My hubby loves spinach. I know he’d love these, and they’re easy to make!

  12. These look really great! I’ll definitely be trying this (even if my son doesn’t want to help me.) πŸ™‚

  13. Too cute! They look really good and I know the kids will love to help make them. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  14. Those would be a fantastic snack! Easy to make and super healthy!

  15. Oh, these look super tasty – I love little “Mini pizzas” and the spinach is a great addition.

  16. Amy Desrosiers says

    Oh I love spinach and cheese mixed together!! Reminds me of Lebanese cuisine.

  17. I hope you don’t mind if I camp out at your house – these look AWESOME!!

  18. I love when my daughter helps me in the kitchen. These look amazing!

  19. Looks easy to make! Anything with spinach in it Im sold so thanks for sharing yum!

  20. What a genius idea to have children eat their veggies! I need to make these asap.

  21. Yum! Those sound delicious! It’s terrific that they don’t require a lot of effort to make!

  22. Susanna @Zealous Mom says

    These look scrumptious! I love anything with spinach in it. These also look really to make with the little ones.

  23. what a great idea these look so good. I really love spinach and cheese. I may even get my son to eat these.

  24. My kiddos love to cook too and this recipe is perfect for them. They look really tasty too!

  25. Those look like impressive appetizers, something you’d see at a gala!

  26. These look really good! I have found my kids are more likely to eat things like spinach if they help make it.

  27. most of my kids refuse spinach but my younger son saw your pictures and asked if I could put that on his summer bucket list to make. He’s excited, which means so am I. Maybe we’ll also make mini pizzas on another date. Thank you for this post, now I know how to make a few yummy and healthy snacks that add spinach.

  28. Red is eating so many new things, I think that if he helped me cook, maybe he would try these. I know I would pop them like candy!

  29. Hurrah for anything that encourages the kiddos to eat spinach. I’d like these too, I’m pretty sure of it. πŸ™‚

  30. These look so good. I may just have to give this one a try for sure. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  31. Yummm, I like spinach. This looks real tasty and easy.

  32. oh yum!!!!!! I would eat all these in probably 5 seconds flat!!

  33. This looks super-easy to make! I pinned it for later!! πŸ˜€

  34. Looks like a yummy little idea. Looks pretty easy to make too

  35. Oh my gosh, yum! I love that the kids helped with these!

  36. I love spinach and cheese! Those look so good. I bet they would make great appetizers for a game.

  37. This looks so good. I have a gluten allergy though. I wonder if there is something I can get to substitute for the pizza dough.

    • do you have a favorite gluten free pizza dough? I think the cauliflower pizza crust would work well. just add a spoonfull and press it down. You won’t get the rise but the flavor would be good

  38. These look delicious. Anything made with spinach and cheese is a winning dish.

  39. These look delish! Reminds me of a childhood fave!

  40. Yum! These would be great for guests as a little dinner appetizer!

  41. Thankfully my kids love spinach, so when paired with cheese this would be a huge hit. Definitely plan to try making this!

  42. I love spinach and so does my daughter. These look amazing and something we would definitely like to try.

  43. Yum, these look like a fabulous healthy snack!

  44. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville says

    My daughter is a little young for the stove part, but she could easily do the rest of this recipe with me. Thank you for sharing, I’m going to pin it so she and I can give it a try later.

  45. Oh yum, these look great! I love that the kids got involved, its so important to get them in the kitchen.

  46. These look so simple yet tasty! I’d love to give them a try.

  47. these look delicious. and full of iron from the spinach, which we are always needing more of around here

  48. I love spinach and those look really good! I could eat them all!

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