Spinach Skillet Bake Recipe
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Spinach Skillet Bake Recipe

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Over the years, I've tried to instill a love of cooking in our seven children. And we've enjoyed a variety of delicious recipes, including this one. - Nancy Robaidek, Krakow, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese or part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 ounce-weight: 351 calories, 23g fat (13g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 872mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In an ovenproof skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the spinach, mushrooms, garlic salt and basil. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour and salt until smooth. Gradually add milk. bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over meat mixture; mix well. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
To avoid ending up with lumps in the white sauce for Spinach Skillet Bake, stir it with a whisk while it cooks.
Originally published as Spinach Skillet Bake in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p163

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greatwithoutgluten User ID: 6330173 233838
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2015

"I used fresh spinach for this recipe. It was simple and tasty. An easy recipe for a work night. Next time I may add additional seasoning like extra garlic and cayenne pepper for a kick."

CookingVal User ID: 6083647 224946
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

"Quick to make and delicious! If you don't mind spinach, it is a delightful and filling meal!"

Heatschel User ID: 8122946 222778
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015


brooksjones7 User ID: 3308734 107604
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"Yummy! Thaw the spinach first."

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