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24 of our favourite spinach and ricotta dishes

When you can't get enough of this classic combo.
Spinach recipes

Whether wrapped in pasta or pasta sheets, stuffed in giant pasta shells or in a free-form pie, the classic combination of creamy ricotta and spinach is guaranteed to satisfy vegetarians and meat-lovers.

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Spinach and ricotta filo pie

This tasty spinach and ricotta pie made with filo pastry is very light and can be ready in only 30 minutes. Suitable on the 2 Day Fast Diet.

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Chicken hunza pie

Chicken hunza pie

The pie that was named after these people, the Hunza pie, is composed of spinach, ricotta and fetta cheeses, and green onions.

spinach and ricotta-stuffed chicken parmigiana

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Spinach and ricotta-stuffed chicken parmigiana

Spinach and ricotta-stuffed chicken parmigiana

Stuff yourself in the best possible way.

spinach omelette

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Spinach omelette

Spinach omelette

ricotta and spinach pie
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Ricotta and spinach pie

Ricotta and spinach pie

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Spanakopita

Spanakopita

You’ll love this traditional Greek pie.

Spinach and Ricotta Crepes
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Spinach and ricotta crepes

Spinach and ricotta crepes

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

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Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Like a lasagne, all rolled up.

WHOLEMEAL SPINACH AND RICOTTA CANNELLONI

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Wholemeal spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Wholemeal spinach and ricotta cannelloni

ricotta and spinach agnolotti

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Ricotta and spinach agnolotti

Ricotta and spinach agnolotti

spinach and ricotta lasagne

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Spinach and ricotta lasagne

Spinach and ricotta lasagne

A vegie twist on the classic meal.

Beef, spinach and ricotta lasagne

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Beef, spinach and ricotta lasagne

Beef, spinach and ricotta lasagne

Hearty Italian dinners don’t get much better than a filling lasagne and this one’s easier than you think! With a saucy beef mince and ricotta sauce layered between fresh pasta sheets, it’s sure to be a hit.

chicken, spinach and ricotta cannelloni

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Chicken, spinach and ricotta cannelloni

Chicken, spinach and ricotta cannelloni makes a great weekend lunch to share. A piping bag filled with the chicken mixture will make filling the cannelloni tubes really easy.

Free-form spinach and ricotta pie

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Free-form spinach and ricotta pie

Free-form spinach and ricotta pie

Perfect for a picnic or casual lunch, these freeform spinach and ricotta pies are easy to make and delicious either hot or cold.

spinach, ricotta and pine nut cannelloni

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Spinach, ricotta and pine nut cannelloni

Spinach, ricotta and pine nut cannelloni

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Ricotta and spinach ravioli with pumpkin sauce

Ricotta and spinach ravioli with pumpkin sauce

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Spinach and ricotta gnocchi with kumara and sage

Spinach and ricotta gnocchi with kumara and sage

Simply delicious.

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Kale and spinach spanakopitas

Kale and spinach spanakopitas

A classic family favourite, this filo-crusted spinach and fetta pie is eaten throughout Greece. We’ve added kale, for an extra nutrient boost. Whilst this one uses fetta instead of ricotta you could use ricotta instead for a creamier version.

farfalle with tenderloins, ricotta, spinach and tomato

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Farfalle with tenderloins, ricotta, spinach and tomato

Farfalle with tenderloins, ricotta, spinach and tomato

A fresh and tasty meal that is ready in no time.

Spinach recipes

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Ricotta and spinach pasta shell bake

Ricotta and spinach pasta shell bake

A rich and gooey bake for the whole family.

SPINACH, HERB & RICOTTA FREE-FORM PIES

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Spinach, herb & ricotta free-form pies

Spinach, herb & ricotta free-form pies

Forget about perfect presentation with these tasty little spinach and ricotta free-form pies because rustic is the order of the day. Dispense with cutlery and enjoy them hot from the oven, or cold as part of your next picnic.

pea, ricotta, mint and spinach open sandwiches

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Pea, ricotta, mint and spinach open sandwiches

Pea, ricotta, mint and spinach open sandwiches

ricotta and greens slice

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Ricotta and greens slice

Ricotta and greens slice

Fill the kids’ lunchboxes with this tasty snack they’re sure to love. Our filo pastry slice is packed with healthy kale (but you could use spinach instead) and watercress and as well as creamy ricotta and feta cheese for a great recess treat.

Individual spanakopita

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Individual spanakopita

Individual spanakopita

Both the adults and kids will love these crispy Greek pies.

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