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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 serving (1 ounce) equals 351 calories, 23 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 85 mg cholesterol, 872 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 23 g 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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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."

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2015

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

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015


Reviewed Sep. 11, 2009

"Yummy! Thaw the spinach first."

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