Spinach Brownies…

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.

21 Responses to “Spinach Brownies…”

  1. Leslie — April 5, 2009 at 9:15 am

    yep, you got me on the title! But despite the fact that these didnt involve chocolate they still look divine!


  2. Elyse — April 5, 2009 at 9:51 am

    MMM! These “brownies” look fantastic. The ingredient list reads like a dream. I can’t wait to make these. Plus, I adore spinach, so it’s really the perfect appetizer. How cute!


  3. Eliana — April 5, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Bacon is like cheddar – it makes everything better. These look so tastey. And it does make the perfect appetizer. I’ll have to serve them at my next dinner party.


  4. Siri — April 6, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Woooah- what an idea. I admit to have been caught by the name of these, but the flavors seem like they’d work so well together and almost be like a “meal in a brownie”.

    Thanks for sharing!



  5. Miette — April 6, 2009 at 6:45 am

    Those sounds so scrumptious! Very nice job!




  6. Marta — April 6, 2009 at 7:54 am

    What a lovely idea! It looks so nice and colourful! Thanks!


  7. Lilianna's mommy — April 6, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I just stumbled upon your blog and I just wanted to say it’s fantastic! And your photography is gorgeous.

    I’ll be checking back for great recipe ideas :)



  8. Ingrid — April 6, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Believe it or not but they look like something my kids especially babygirl would love. She’s a fiend for all things spinach. When she serves up dinner she’ll make certain to give the largest portion to herself!


  9. eatme_delicious — April 7, 2009 at 9:02 am

    The name definitely got my attention! What a great idea. They look delicious.


  10. oneordinaryday — April 7, 2009 at 10:39 am

    These look awesome. My favorite appetizer is hot spincach/artichoke dip, so this sounds good to me.


  11. Devin — April 13, 2009 at 1:30 am

    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!


  12. diane — September 17, 2009 at 11:27 am

    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.


  13. Julia — December 10, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    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!


  14. Michelle — February 13, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    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!


  15. joyce — March 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm

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


  16. Michelle Delios — January 31, 2011 at 5:21 am

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


  17. Stefania Trandafir — September 23, 2011 at 2:15 am

    I have just discover you! Thanks to facebook!


  18. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 12, 2013 at 11:38 pm

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


    • Jamie — August 19, 2013 at 10:35 am


      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!


  19. mitchy — December 4, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Can these be frozen and if so how long for?


    • Jamie — January 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

      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

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