Dairy-Free Creamed Spinach Parmesan Cups


This recipe for spinach parmesan cups is an “appetizer” entry in the So Delicious Dairy Free 3-Course Recipe Contest, submitted by reader “Fiery Red”. For the dairy-free filling, she uses Barista-Style Coconut Milk Creamer from So Delicious.

Dairy-Free Creamed Spinach Parmesan Cups

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Special Diet Notes & Options: Creamed Spinach Parmesan Cups

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Note that Parma is made with tree nuts. For a homemade version of Parma, with nut-free option, see Go Dairy Free. Also, use caution in selecting the pie dough to ensure it fits your dietary needs. You can use gluten-free, or not, if wheat is okay for you.

Dairy-Free Creamed Spinach Parmesan Cups
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Serves: 24 mini appetizers
  • Gluten Free refrigerated pie and pastry crust dough
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Milk Barista Style "Creamer"
  • ⅓ cup Parma (Vegan Cheese substitute)
  • 20 ounces frozen chopped spinach
  1. Make crust in advance. Heat your oven to 425ºF. Knead dough until softened and no longer crumbly. Press 1 rounded teaspoonful dough in bottom and up side of each of 24 ungreased mini muffin cups, extending dough ¼ inch above edge of cup. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Take out and put to the side to cool
  2. Put coconut oil in medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, until soft and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the So Delicious creamer, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and cook until the cream is reduced by half, about 4 minutes then add Parma, after thoroughly mixed add in frozen spinach. Remove from heat. Spoon into the cool pastry cups. After spooned in, you warm just before serving

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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