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Creamy Baked Spinach

Cream cheese turns ordinary spinach into a side dish that's pretty enough to serve company. "This casserole is a snap to stir up because it relies on convenient frozen chopped spinach," remarks Beverly Albrecht of Beatrice, Nebraska.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

Directions

  • Cook spinach according to package directions; drain well. Stir in cream cheese, 2 tablespoons butter and salt.
  • Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over spinach mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 164 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 396mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • bylaw
    Dec 12, 2011

    This is sooo good!! We switch it up a bit and substitute 1 box of frozen chopped broccoli for one of the boxes of spinach. We also add a sprinkling of oregano for extra flavor. I usually skip the croutons to make this dish gluten-free for myself. It's just as good. Sometimes we just defrost the veggies in the oven as it cooks (on 325) with the butter and cream cheese and bake it until bubbly and golden on the edges.

  • dempseypenn
    Nov 21, 2010

    This recipe has become a family tradition, I make it for all the holidays!