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Spinach Casserole

Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. *6 ounces mild Mexican loaf pasteurized cheese product may be substituted for jalapeño pepper cheese.