Spinach Casserole

Casseroles make great comfort food and this one is no exception. The warm cheese and spinach blend together to make a gooey side dish perfect for family meals.


Makes 8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


4 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 onion, chopped
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (6-ounce) roll jalapeno pepper cheese*
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups crushed round buttery crackers (about 56)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted


Drain spinach well, gently pressing between layers of paper towels.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, and saute until tender. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add milk and next 4 ingredients, stirring until cheese melts. Stir in spinach. Spoon into a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish.

Stir together cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup melted butter; sprinkle over spinach mixture.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes.

*6 ounces mild Mexican loaf pasteurized cheese product may be substituted for jalapeño pepper cheese.

November 1999
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