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Spinach And Cheese Bread Dumplings

These delicious dumplings are filled with spinach and Fontina cheese and pan-seared to perfection. Serve with an indulgent and flavorful butter and sage sauce for dipping.

Tasty Team
May 04, 2023
75% would make again
Spinach And Cheese Bread Dumplings


for 4 servings

  • 1 ½ cups bread crumbs (170 g)
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese (110 g)
  • ½ cup ricotta cheese (125 g)
  • 8 oz spinach (225 g), cooked
  • ¼ cup olive oil (60 mL)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk (240 mL)
  • 6 oz fontina cheese (175 g), cubed
  • flour, for dusting
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 10 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • shredded parmesan cheese, garnish


  1. Combine breadcrumbs, grated parmesan, ricotta, cooked spinach, olive oil, egg, salt and milk until it forms a dough that sticks together.
  2. Divide the dough into balls. Take one ball, flatten and place a cube of fontina cheese in the center, wrap the dough around the cheese. Dust with flour and set aside. Repeat with remaining dough balls.
  3. Cook the bread dumplings in boiling water. They are ready when they float to the surface. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the bread dumplings and cook until golden brown on all sides.
  5. Add butter and sage, toss to coat. Plate the bread dumplings. In the same pan with butter and sage, carefully add the balsamic vinegar and remove from heat.
  6. Spoon the balsamic butter sage sauce over the bread dumplings.
  7. Garnish with shredded parmesan and enjoy!
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Spinach And Cheese Bread Dumplings