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The title of this post may have gotten your attention, but these are not brownies in the typical sense. I was making dinner last Sunday and wanted a quick appetizer that was something outside the box. I remembered reading about these “brownies” and decided to give em a go. The “brownies” are savory and more along the lines of a quiche. They are tasty, easy and a great appetizer served warm or room temperature. I made quite a few alterations to the original recipe, but I have also linked you to the unaltered version on allrecipes. We really enjoyed these, they are something different and I even stuck a leftover as a quick breakfast the following morning. Not to mention anything with bacon is stellar in my book!!!
Spinach Brownies

(10 ounce) frozen package spinach
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 onion; chopped
1/2 medium red pepper; chopped
1 clove garlic
2 pieces of bacon; chopped
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 8×8 inch baking dish.
2. Place spinach in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Lower heat to simmer and cook until spinach cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, drain thoroughly and set aside.
3. Sautee red peppers, onions, garlic and bacon in a pan over medium heat until vegetables are slightly softened.
4. In a large bowl, mix flour, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and butter. Mix in spinach, pepper mixture and mozzarella cheese.
5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool before serving.

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  1. mitchy says:

    Can these be frozen and if so how long for?

    1. Jamie says:

      I would believe so. Probably no more than 2 months, which is the usual amount of time that baked goods can be frozen for.
      – Jamie

  2. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says:

    I was researching spinach ideas and came across these… they look fantastic!

    1. Jamie says:


      Thank you, they are! Please come back and let us know your experience with the recipe! Have a wonderful day and thank you for following MBA!


  3. Stefania Trandafir says:

    I have just discover you! Thanks to facebook!

  4. Michelle Delios says:

    Thanks for the recipe. All my boys except one liked it.
    Even the one who does not like spinach.

  5. joyce says:

    these were very tasty! I ended up having to make 2 batches!

  6. Michelle says:

    Hi There

    Came across your blog and I enjoy your recipes and pictures.
    I tried this out a couple weeks ago to take to a potluck (leaving out the bacon to cater for the vegetarians) and it was absolutely delicious and I think even better the next day. I did make one tiny change by adding some chilli peppers and crushed red peppers to the pepper and onion sautee to add some kick!

  7. Julia says:

    The title totally intrigued me. It looks like a great Christmas appetizer. I am going to make it tonight and bring it to a Christmas party. Great idea!

  8. diane says:

    Thanks for the recipe. They were tasty, although a tiny bit greasy. I might leave out a tablespoon of butter the next time I make them.

  9. Devin says:

    Made these tonight, but I didn’t have any red pepper on hand so I used tomatoes and it still worked out wonderfully — they were delicious!