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Dandelion Green Squares

Dandelion Green Squares

Serves 6.


  • 3/4 pound dandelion greens
  • 2 c pre-cooked potatoes
  • 6 Tbsp cracker meal (divided use)
  • 1 c cottage cheese
  • 1 1/4 c sharp cheddar cheese (divided use)
  • 1 tsp dry basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and boil a large pot of salted water. Trim the thick stems from the dandelion greens and wash in several waters. Chop the greens roughly and drop them into the boiling water for 2 minutes. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  2. Peel the potatoes and place them in a large bowl. Mash them with a potato masher or in a food processor. Add in the greens, 4 tablespoons of the cracker meal, cottage cheese, one cup of the cheddar cheese, basil, garlic, eggs, salt and pepper. Blend very well.
  3. Oil an 11 x 7 x 2 inch baking pan and put a smooth layer of the dandelion green mixture in it. Top with the remaining two tablespoons of cracker meal and sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar. Bake about 20-25 minutes, or until set up and browning around the edges. Cut into squares and serve.

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