Creamy Parmesan Spinach Bake
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.
Makes12 servings (1/2 cup each)
I used 2 10-oz. bags frozen spinach (per many comments), defrosted and squeezed as dry as possible. I used panko browned in butter, then mixed with Parmesan and minced parsley, instead of crackers. I also used heavy cream instead of half-and-half, because that’s what I had. I had no dill, so I used caraway seeds and za’atar. Himalayan pink salt instead of seasoned salt. It was pretty good, nonetheless.
This completely lacked any flavor.
One word-scrumptious!! Even my husband and son, who aren't huge spinach fans, loved this dish. I used 2 packages frozen chopped spinach and 12 crackers for a little more crumb topping. Amazing side dish which I will definitely make again. VFE
Lauren - I think it would be great with chicken and/or mushrooms. Might have to increase your cream cheese, sour cream, and half & half a bit to make sure it's moist enough, and maybe saute the chicken a bit with the onions, etc, to make sure it's cooked through at the end, but that sounds like a great idea to me!
This was great. I did make a few minor changes to it... one was, not being a huge fan of onion, I used one tablespoon of dried chopped onion. I also didn't have any fresh dill so I used about a scant teaspoon of dill weed. Also, after reading someone else's review, I used two 10 oz packages of frozen chopped spinach, squeezed dry. That definitely took away some of the prep time. Will definitely make it again as everyone loved it!
Question: What would this taste like with cubed chicken? Or say chicken and mushrooms? Thinking of making this as a one pot dinner. NOT trying to change the recipe but just questioning. Thank you.
This recipe is AMAZING! Get rid of all your recipes that you thought were good for Creamed Spinach ~ they pale in comparison to this recipe! This can be made ahead, kept in the fridge and popped in the oven at a later date. I am telling you, this is the most luscious, decadent and delicious side dish I have ever tasted! Made it for CHRISTmas this year. My entire family raved about it ~ it will now be a staple on our holiday table. This could easily be used as a dip by the simple addition of some water chestnuts for some crunch. Serve this along side a beautiful steak and/or some seafood and you will have five~star meal! Enjoy ~ like we did!
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!
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.