You can assemble the spinach and cheese casserole in less than 10 minutes by using preshredded cheeses. Pair this dish with fresh berry salad and mini muffins for a lovely Mother's Day or graduation brunch.
Pour the butter into the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; tilt dish to coat. Place spinach evenly in bottom of dish; sprinkle evenly with cheeses.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk until blended. Pour milk mixture over cheese. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve immediately.
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We make this at least once a month. Everyone loves it. Even my kids gooble it up. I use 4 eggs instead of the egg replacer, and regular cheddar cheese. Add all the nut!eg, mustard, pepper. Go light on the salt and we add just a tiny portion of the hot pepper (we like very mild).
I have been making this for years and have a few suggestions... I use a pound of spinach (from Sam's Club) and put about a third of the spinach into the dish and sprinkle it with about a third of the cheeses, ( I use extra sharp regular cheddar and pepper jack) and put it into the oven for a few minutes to wilt down a little. Then add the rest of the spinach and milk mixture (2%, not fat free) and then top it with the remaining cheeses. Use a heaping teaspoon of baking powder and a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne and it will turn out perfectly!
I thought this was good, and my women's group raved about it. I made some minor adjustments, using real eggs, whole milk, and regular cheeses. (I accidentally used Mozzarella instead of Monterey Jack.) It is still pretty healthy. When assembling the dish, I thought it was going to overflow, but everything worked. The final result looked very nice, not at all like the picture.
I followed the recipe to a T, but was disappointed with the result. The texture was really weird and with the reduced fat cheese there was a bit of a fake or chemically taste. I won't be making this again.
I thought this was really good idea but tweaked it a little to suit my diet. I used Feta and Mozzarella cheese, real eggs, and cream rather than milk. Not as "healthy" as the original, but I prefer to eat real food rather than food substitutes.
I made this and my husband and I actually really enjoyed it. He of course added some hot sauce to his serving. I did make a few adjustments: Instead of 2, 6oz. bags of spinach, we only used one (all we had) and we used red pepper flakes (all we had) instead of ground red pepper. It was flavorful and easy to make. We will def. make it again, but maybe add some mushrooms and onion.
I want to like this recipe. It's so easy and uses items I readily have on hand, and in fact the flavors are quite good. My problem was with the texture, in that my spinach got pretty slimy. Also, as someone who loves spanikopita, I think I'd prefer feta to the cheeses suggested. Or I might try this with broccoli and/or cauliflower instead of spinach. But probably would not make as-is again.
I'll definitely make this again--quick, easy, and good! I agree with the others; this is not bland. It was almost like a spinach omelet. Next time, I think I'll try adding a clove or two of garlic for something different.
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