Spinach Parmesan Timbale
Spinach Parmesan Timbales are a great side dish with dinner, or serve them as a main course with a green salad. You can use fresh spinach when it’s in season, or use frozen spinach that has been defrosted and well drained. The Parmigiano Reggiano® cheese gives these Spinach Parmesan Timbales a distinctive savory taste that combines perfectly with the spinach. You can add crispy bacon bits for extra flavor or strips of roasted red pepper for color. The unmolded Spinach Parmesan Timbales make an attractive presentation. Serve on a bed of lettuce for a side dish or nestled in a little mound of cooked lentils for a tasty and nutritious lunch.
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Cook Time
  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Wash and dry the spinach. Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the spinach and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until the spinach is cooked, about 5 minutes. Drain the spinach, roughly chop it, then squeeze out any remaining moisture. (You can also use a generous cup of frozen leaf spinach, defrosted and drained.)
  2. In a large bowl, combine all the other ingredients except the butter. Mix well, add the spinach and stir until it is incorporated.
  3. Melt the butter and butter 8 one-cup ramekins.
  4. Divide the spinach mixture among the ramekins.
  5. Put the filled ramekins into a baking dish or roasting pan. Add enough boiling water to the pan so the water reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  6. Bake the timbales in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until the spinach mixture is just set.
  7. Cool the timbales before unmolding. Before serving, sprinkle the timbales with a little grated Parmigiano Reggiano and reheat in the oven or microwave.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Spinach Parmesan Timbale
Amount Per Serving
Calories 189 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Potassium 125mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 37%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.