Sausage Spinach Casserole Recipe

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Sausage Spinach Casserole Recipe

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This spinach casserole, from Lynn Salsbury of Herington, Kansas, makes a light main dish or hearty side dish. "It's really good with plenty of spinach, beans and nice garlic flavor," she reports. "It's also a great way to use up leftover sausage."
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cooked Italian sausage links, sliced
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs

Directions

In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese, lemon juice and peel, nutmeg and pepper. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
In a skillet, saute garlic in butter until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in bread crumbs and remaining cheese. Sprinkle over spinach mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sausage Spinach Casserole in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p42

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 474 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1066mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 8g fiber), 27g protein.

  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cooked Italian sausage links, sliced
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  1. In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in 1/4 cup cheese, lemon juice and peel, nutmeg and pepper. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.
  2. In a skillet, saute garlic in butter until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in bread crumbs and remaining cheese. Sprinkle over spinach mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sausage Spinach Casserole in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p42

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