When most people hear the word "spinach", many tend to give it a negative reaction. It seems that we have always heard that we're not supposed to like this healthy, green vegetable. Although we've been taught that it's very good for us (and it is!), it seems that some aren't willing to give this poor vegetable a fair chance. So today, let's try to make this vegetable more popular by making a "Spinach Casserole".
This recipe is simple and very good. This is one of those recipes that you may already have the ingredients on hand to make. Even if you're not a big fan of spinach, you may change your mind once you taste this dish. It uses frozen spinach, which you can easily find in the grocery's frozen food section.
You don't even have to cook the spinach ahead of time for this recipe. All you do is thaw the spinach and place in a shallow baking dish. You then combine cream of mushroom soup, along with chopped onion and shredded cheese. This is spread over the spinach. Finally, you combine melted butter with herb stuffing mix and scatter over the top. Place in the oven to bake for 30 minutes and there's something good, easy and high in nutrition!
This serves 4-6, but if you would like to make a larger quantity, you could double the ingredients and bake this in a 2 quart dish. This would be a nice change of pace from green beans or other green vegetable dishes that you may find yourself in the habit of making repeatedly. When you try this, you may decide that you like it so well, you may find yourself making this repeatedly!
Sometime ago, I gave a recipe for "Spinach Balls", which are also very good and would make a great appetizer if you're planning on some entertaining. To get this recipe, follow this link:
Let's give spinach a chance to prove itself to be tasty by following this simple recipe!
- 1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1 small onion, minced
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup herb stuffing mix
Place spinach in a greased 1-1/2 quart baking dish, distributing it evenly. Stir together the soup, minced onion and cheese. Spread over the spinach. Combine melted butter and herb stuffing mix and pour over soup mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Yield: 4-6 servings.