Spinach Maria

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Chill

This is a favorite side dish from a local restaurant in Knoxville, TN. Almost everyone who comes in orders it to go along with their ribs. I highly recommend this dish.

Top Review by karen in tbay

Hey girlfriend - I'm the first!! Nice side dish - I served this at the Mothers Day Tea at church potluck today and I think its the first time no leftovers came home.(I halved the ingredients and served with tortilla chips) Poor guys at home didn't get a chance to taste it. Will make again just for them!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat milk with the mustard,garlic& red pepper in pan to 190 degres,just below boiling point.
  2. Reduce heat.
  3. Crumble Velveeta cheese into a glass bowl and microwave until melted.
  4. Add milk to mixture, stirring until mixed.
  5. Saute onion in 1 tbsp butter, then add to the cheese sauce.
  6. Combine 5 tbsp melted butter and flour in small skillet,mix until blended.
  7. Cook over low heat for 3-4 minuest to make a roux, stirring constantly.
  8. Add roux to the cheese sauce.
  9. Cook over medium heat until the cheese sauce thickens, stirring constantly.
  10. Remove from heat and cool 15 minutes.
  11. Squeeze excess water from spinach and add to the cheese sauce; mix until just blended.
  12. Spoon in 2 greased 9x10" baking dishes.
  13. Sprinkle each with Monterey Jack cheese.
  14. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until brown.

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