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Spinach Cheese Bake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Makes

6-8 servings

EVEN THOSE who aren't fond of spinach will find this dish very tasty, because the spinach flavor is mellowed by the cheese and eggs. Those who enjoy spinach (like me) love this dish. I discovered this delicious recipe at a church luncheon, and it has become one of my family's favorite. -Elaine Hoehn, Merriam, Kansas

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), shredded
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt butter; blend in flour until smooth. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes. Gradually stir in milk; stirring constantly, cook until mixture is thickened. Stir in cheese until melted. Add spinach, bread crumbs, eggs and seasonings; mix well.
  2. Spoon into an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until lightly browned.

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