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spinach and cheese bars on a white plate garnished with thyme

Spinach & Cheese bars recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16 squares
Calories: 190kcal
Author: JB
Tender spinach bites make the perfect effortless appetizer


  • 2 cups dry stuffing mix such as StoveTop's Chicken flavor, any flavor
  • 10 oz fresh spinach
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped OR 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian herb seasoning oregano, & rosemary
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup butter melted


  • Add a small amount of melted butter or margarine to a very large saucepan or pot.
  • Sauté the onion and fresh garlic (if using) over medium heat until soft.
  • Add the fresh spinach to the pan or pot and cover, turn the heat to medium-low. Once the spinach has wilted, stir it well,then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. When cooled, use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to chop the spinach into small pieces.
  • Place the stuffing mix in a large bowl. Add all ingredients and stir well to combine.
  • Spray or grease a 8x8 pan and gently press the stuffing mixture into it.
  • Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1975IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1.5mg