Monday, November 23, 2009

Meatless Monday - Spinach Dumplings

This Sunday turned out to be another Happy Hour dinner. JR is right it is becoming a tradition.

In order to justify our (my) obsession with happy hour type foods I've decided that I'm doing this so that I can bring you all plenty of holiday potluck/party foods. Yeah....that's it. A public service. I'm providing a public service. I'm giving like that. HA!

This week's menu was: Spinach & cheese triangles, Twice baked roasted red potatoes, and Curried avocado salad. If any of you want any of these recipes please send me your email address. I'll send you them as an attachment. If you want I'll put together all the recipes from the last 3 weeks. What do you think?

The Spinach and Cheddar Dumplings were from last week. These were just as good reheated in the oven (not the microwave. they become mush) the next day.

Spinach and Cheddar Dumplings
1 package Won Ton wrappers, you’ll need a dozen or so
1 – 10 ounce package of frozen spinach, thawed & squeezed dry
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
¼ medium onion, chopped fine
1 clove garlic, minced
2 eggs, beaten separately
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Thaw spinach and squeeze dry between paper towels. Put into large bowl.
3. Put onion and oil in skillet. Cook on medium for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion starts to soften. Add garlic, a couple of grinds of salt and pepper. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Add to spinach.
4. Add cheddar cheese and 1 egg. Mix well.
5. Take one won ton wrapper, place 2 tablespoons or a little less of spinach mixture in the middle. Brush second beaten egg around edges of wrapper. Fold up opposite corners until they touch. Fold up remaining corners. Press all edges to seal.
6. Place on cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray (my one homage to healthy). When cookie sheet is filled brush all dumplings with leftover egg.
7. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until a lovely golden brown.
8. Serve warm.
Serves 4

Yet, again another successful meatless starter.

If I don't get a chance to say it later this week, please have a wonderful Thanksgiving.



  1. that looks incredible! I am trying them this weekend.

    Have a great Thanksgiving yourself!!!

  2. I'll be making those dumplings at some point. Thanks for the recipe. Cheers Michele!!

  3. I always have fresh spinach on hand. Will that work too?

  4. Oh, MY. Oh my oh my oh my.

    Must make. Soon. Very, very soon.

    You - have a marvelous Thanksgiving too!

  5. Husband will love these. Where do I get wonton wrappers from? Do I have to go to an asian grocery, or will they be at Kroger?

  6. Oh! Goody! Thank you, Thankyou!


  7. Must find this curried avocado salad of which you speak - I have ripe avocadoes and it sounds divine :)

  8. Now this recipe sounds like something I could actually achieve. Yummy, and easy.

  9. you did wait after all. Good for you.

  10. the spinach dumplings look easy enough. :-)

    quick-n-easy, sure beats a grilled cheese sandwich.

    thank you, Michele.