"How I got my family to eat spinach" Spinach Casserole
photo by A Marsteller
- Ready In:
- 2 (10 ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach, defrosted
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 small onion, chopped fine
- 1 1⁄2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1 -2 cup crouton
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place spinach in strainer and squeeze all extra liquid from it.
- In a large bowl, combine spinach with the rest of ingredients, except croutons, and combine well.
- Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish and top with croutons.
- Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until bubbling around edges.
This recipe was excellent the first time we prepared it as written, However; In a hurry? Substitute 1-1/2 pounds raw spinach (no need to thaw or chop) and mix it in (no need to cook). I used crumbled Ritz crackers for the topping. If you have to wash the spinach, shake it well. Otherwise use it right out of the bag. The same results are achieved in half the time.
the recipe name was perfect for us! My Dad's a veggie and my husband and mother don't like "rabbit food" so it's hard to make everyone happy, but this casserole had everyone saying "mmmmmm!" I added portobello mushrooms and artichoke hearts, just made some oven potatoes with rosemary and sea salt to compliment it and served with some slices fresh tomatoes. It was a great meal!
Wow -- is this ever good! I made it to take to Easter dinner at my brother's house and it was gone before anything else on the buffet. Everyone raved about it & wanted the recipe. I did omit the onion (bro' can't eat them), and the salt (per another reviewer) -- added some chopped garlic and diced water chestnuts for some crunch. Wish I had made a double batch, 'cuz I didn't get to bring any home Now that I'm reviewing the recipe, I realize that I inadvertently left out the egg!! :O Didn't seem to matter though, as it still turned out delicious, and I am planning to make it again this weekend. Thanks for posting! -M =)
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God bless you and your recipe - you got my very picky toddler to eat a whole plate of spinach, and I even hid some chicken in it. THANK YOU! Couple changes - I omitted the egg and the salt. Instead of the onion, I used three small shallots that I sauteed in a little butter before adding to the mixture. Very good mild flavor. Also, I used herb-seasoned stuffing instead of the croutons but had to cover the dish with foil half-way through cooking so that the stuffing wouldn't burn. I will make this recipe many more times!!!
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