Creamy Parmesan Spinach Bake Recipe

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Creamy Parmesan Spinach Bake Recipe
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Creamy Parmesan Spinach Bake Recipe

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This creamy, comforting side dish wonderfully rounds out any holiday dinner. Just a little of this rich casserole goes a long way. —Jennifer Bley, Austin, Texas
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (9 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 8 butter-flavored crackers, coarsely crushed

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Place half of the spinach in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or just until wilted. Transfer to a large bowl. Repeat with remaining spinach; set aside.
In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Reduce heat to low; stir in the cream cheese, sour cream, half-and-half, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic and pepper. Cook and stir until cream cheese is melted. Stir in the artichokes, dill, seasoned salt and spinach.
Transfer to an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs and remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Yield: 12 servings (1/2 cup each).
Originally published as Creamy Spinach Bake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p113

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 196 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 394mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

  • 3 packages (9 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 8 butter-flavored crackers, coarsely crushed
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place half of the spinach in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 3-4 minutes or just until wilted. Transfer to a large bowl. Repeat with remaining spinach; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Reduce heat to low; stir in the cream cheese, sour cream, half-and-half, 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, garlic and pepper. Cook and stir until cream cheese is melted. Stir in the artichokes, dill, seasoned salt and spinach.
  3. Transfer to an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cracker crumbs and remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Yield: 12 servings (1/2 cup each).
Originally published as Creamy Spinach Bake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2008, p113

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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 257422
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2016

"Made this for Thanksgiving this year, and it was delicious! I used two 12 ounce bags of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry in place of the fresh. I also sauteed the garlic along with the onion. Since I increased the spinach, I added additional cream cheese, half and half and parmesan to taste. Since I'm not a fan of dill, I omitted it. Don't be afraid to use more buttery crushed crackers on top. I did.... and it turned out great. A keeper!"

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galleria User ID: 5528447 237219
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2015

"This recipe looks like a 5 star to me. I'm going to give it a try for Thanksgiving. I think you could save on the calories if you used a lower fat cream cheese, sour cream and 1/2 and 1/2. Just a thought."

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darcien007 User ID: 5786236 171701
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2012

"very good but too fattening to make again."

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