Abuelo's Spinach Casserole

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 10 mins

A Southwestern twist on an old favorite from Abuelo's courtesy of a copycat website.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Braise spinach in stock pot until limp but still bright green.
  3. Place spinach in strainer and press to remove all water.
  4. Brown bacon in saucepan and drain, discarding drippings.
  5. Add butter to bacon in pan.
  6. Add mushrooms, chipotle purée, onions, garlic, red bell pepper and seasoning salt and sauté until onions and mushrooms are tender.
  7. Stir in processed cheese and cream cheese cubes and cook until cheese has melted, stirring constantly.
  8. Place spinach in cheese mixture and stir well.
  9. Add corn and stir well.
  10. Cook for an additional three minutes stirring continually.
  11. Place in casserole sprayed with cooking spray and top with grated cheese.
  12. Heat in oven until cheese is melted.


Most Helpful

This was a very nice accompaniment to our carnitas. I did reduce the recipe down to 1/4 of the original recipe, using 3 6-oz bags of baby spinach, and got 6 servings. I do not care for mushrooms so omitted them, otherwise made as written. The spinach has a wonderful flavor which was enjoyed by all. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

swissms October 15, 2011

This was delicious! Prep is not difficult but a little more detailed than I'm used to. The finished product was well worth it. A wonderful combination of flavors that compliment each other well and look appealing. There is only two of us and the recipe halved with no problem. We ate this with a grilled New York steak and are looking forward to the leftovers tonight! Yum!

CASunshine May 06, 2006

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