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Two-Cheese Spinach Bake Recipe

My family will eat spinach on Thanksgiving and throughout the year if it's in this rich, cheesy side dish loaded with flavor. It also makes a great meatless meal with a tossed salad. —Chris Barila, Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, eggs, milk, butter, onion, Parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and cayenne until combined. Fold in spinach and Monterey Jack cheese. Transfer to a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish.
  • 2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 356 calories, 23 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 132 mg cholesterol, 584 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.