Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fast and delicious - Spinach Ricotta Focaccia

Sometimes you just need something easy, tasty and QUICK!

That was me last week. It was a crazy, hectic week and I was not living up to that healthy writer appellation.

My body was craving real food, but I didn't have time to cook up a real meal.

I went rooting around in the refrigerator/freezer, and I am happy to report that the result was so good I've been craving it ever since.

But let's start at the beginning.

It was one of those weeks with lots of late nights at work, lots of meetings, etc.


I love this! I searched free clipart for hungry and he showed up. ;)

I didn't really want to spend much time cooking.

I opened the freezer and found a box of spinach.

The frig yielded a container of ricotta.

But I didn't want pasta.


Then I remembered!

Our local pizza place always gives us focaccia along with their pizza. I love focaccia bread, but if I'm already eating all the carbs in a pizza crust, I don't need bread too. So the focaccia usually goes in the freezer.


Did I mention it's onion focaccia and to-die-for?

So dinner was this simple.

I heated up the spinach in a covered saute pan and
added in the ricotta to mix it all around and heat.

 I warmed up the onion focaccia bread and cut it into pieces to make it more manageable.

I spooned the spinach cheese mix onto the bread and sprinkled some parmesan cheese on top.

YES! I will definitely be making this again.

The focaccia had such a nice flavor and crunch beneath the cheese and spinach. So satisfying.

And it took about  five minutes.


  1. Now this I can sink my teeth into. Carbs do not necessarily mean evil tidings. This looks amazing!!! Thank you!

    1. You're welcome.

      I'm making myself hungry tonight.

  2. Sometimes it's those quick, throw-together meals that are the best, Mary Cate. And this one definitely looks like a winner. Yum.

    1. Yum, indeed, Mindy. A meal that even my Texan friend will eat. ;)

  3. Oh, I love this idea!! Thanks, Mary Cate. Now, if only I could find a pizza place that would send me some of that bread! :)

    1. I know. I want to go in and ask them if I can buy just the focaccia.

  4. Oh, this looks so good! Those of us who don't have access to focaccia could use one of those Boboli ready made pizza crusts from the grocery store, couldn't we?

    I know what's going on my grocery list for a quick lunch next week!

    1. I'm sure the Boboli would be great. I have done something similar on that.

  5. Great idea! Quick and delicious comfort food. Also a good reason to stop by the bakery ... only for some focaccia ;-)

    Thanks for sharing this!

    Nancy C

    1. Only for the focaccia, Nancy? Nothing else from the bakery? How about some German butter cake like the recipe Jan shared a while back. Oh, right, I'm the HEALTHY writer.