Gluten Free Cheese and Spinach Bites recipe

Photo of 11 Gluten Free Cheese and Spinach Savoury bites on a plate

Ideal for a savoury snack, a picnic lunch or as part of a meal.


250g full fat cottage cheese
80g baby leaf spinach
2 eggs
40g Polenta
100g Gluten Free Flour (I used this one)
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch Garlic Pepper (or just black peeper if you prefer)
Pinch Chilli powder (if desired)
Splash of whole milk (until you have a good consistency - about a tablespoon or 2)


Beat the eggs
Add the polenta to the eggs, mix in and leave to soak
Remove the leaves from the spinach and tear up the leaves a bit
Add the cottage cheese, chilli, pepper, egg mixture and stir
Add flour and baking power and stir some more
Add milk until you have a good consistency.
Spoon into cake cases in a muffin tin
Bake at 190ÂșC for 25-30 mins or until tops turn golden

Tips and alternatives

If you don't want to make them gluten free, use normal plain flour and omit the milk.

They are also scrummy with diced bacon added (at the stage where you mix everything together - I dry fry it first but it's probably not necessary)

Use non stick cake cases as the recipe doesn't contain much fat. Or, spray them with oil, or just don't use them - grease your tray though. The paper cases do make them a little more portable for picnics.

Hello, and thanks for stopping by. My name is Emma and I am a lifestyle entrepreneur, writer, teacher, coach and mentor. I am passionate about eating real food, learning, travel and health. I get to spend my days with my amazing son who has chosen to learn from the world rather than at school. We write to share the life we love and to help others create a life they love too.


  1. Oooh they look yummy. I think I might have to try these during the Easter Holidays. Yum, yum. x

    1. Do be wary of the cake cases though - we just found out the hard way that cheap ones we bought are rubbish. I was feeling dead organised too, having made them to take for a picnic (indoor) after swimming.