Cheesy Spinach Fritters


Using frozen spinach in these crispy pan-fried fritters saves you the steps of having to chop and cook the fresh greens down yourself.

Cheesy Spinach Fritters
Photo: Ted & Chelsea Cavanaugh
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed

  • 1 shallot, chopped

  • ¾ cup plain dry breadcrumbs

  • ¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Squeeze as much liquid as possible from spinach. Combine the spinach, shallot, breadcrumbs, cheese, egg, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Form into six 3-inch patties.

  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the fritters, in batches if necessary, until lightly browned on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

210 Calories
14g Fat
14g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 fritter
Calories 210
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Vitamin A 9125IU 183%
Sodium 356mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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