Spinach, Pea and Ricotta Cakes


I am sure there are children out there who do like munching on broccoli and feasting on spinach, but many  children don’t like veggies (especially a green one).  Why don’t they have a natural instinct to eat stuff that is good for their body? I’m sure we could come with many answers but what I found as one of the problem is how you cook the stuff. Veg tastes bland or just plain nasty if you don’t cook it right. Boiling it half to death makes it taste like nothing, and undercooked green veg can be very bitter. If you cook it wrong, the children aren’t going to like it. They are incredibly clever humans specially when it comes to taste. Same goes for most foods, really. I always check cook books, google, You Tube…it is so easy those days. Today we made Spinach, Pea and Ricotta Cakes – recipe below.

Spinach, Pea & Ricotta Cakes


250g spinach

190g peas (frozen or fresh)

1 lemon

4 salad onions, thinly sliced

250g tub ricotta cheese

2 tbsp grated parmigiano reggiano

3 medium free range eggs

75g wholemeal breadcrumbs

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Suitable: from 12 months


Cook the spinach in a large pan of boiling water for 1 minute, then add the peas and cook for a further 2 minutes until the spinach has wilted. Drain well, then pat dry with kitchen paper and transfer the spinach and peas to a food processor.

Grate the zest from the lemon, then add to the food processor with the remaining ingredients.

Spoon the mixture into paper cases.

Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until risen, golden and firm to the touch.

Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


L xoxo

  • Amanda Maxwell


    Well these look yummy and even if my toddler wont eat them- I will!!

    • Leky83

      LOL I’m sure you would…

  • Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood


    Oh, I need to try these ASAP! My boys love peas but no so much with spinach and ricotta is ALWays a hit!

    • Leky83

      Yes so true! Thanks Morgan!

  • jehava


    Sounds and looks great! Will have to give it a try! Thanks!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Jehava!

  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms


    I will definitely have to try these with my daughter! She goes back and forth on vegetables. These may help on the days she doesn’t want to eat them!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Vicki! Hope it helps!

  • val


    What a great idea! I feel like my kids would eat anything in muffin form 🙂 Pinning this for later!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Val!

  • Jenn


    theese look amazing!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Jenn.

  • Melissa @ Disco Bumblebee


    These look good, I know I will like them. I definitely will have to try to make some to see if my kids will eat a little more veggies. Thank you!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Melissa!

  • Kara


    Yum! These look so good. I need to make these for my son.

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