Spinach Ricotta Casserole Recipe: A Healthy Vegetarian Lunch, Dinner, or Side Dish | Vegetarian

You don’t always need meat at mealtimes! This easy spinach ricotta casserole recipe is satisfying, hearty and vegetarian friendly. It could be served for lunch or dinner.

If you’re making a protein like chicken, beef, pork, or lamb, serve this creamy spinach casserole recipe with ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan on the side.

Type of cuisine: American

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 35 to 40 minutes

Total duration: 40 to 45 minutes

Servings: 4


  • 16 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan
  • 6 large eggs, beaten until frothy (Egg Beaters substitution not tested, but possible)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Spray a 1 1/2 quart saucepan with vegetable spray. Evenly layer the bottom with the drained spinach.
  2. In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients until combined. Pour the mixture into the dish lined with spinach.
  3. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned around edges and center is firm to the touch. Serve hot, garnished with fresh basil and diced tomatoes, if desired.


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