"How I got my family to eat spinach" Spinach Casserole

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Servings: 8-10
  • About This Recipe

    “If spinach scares you, this is one recipe that contains spinach that you do not have to be afraid of! It is so delicious that even my picky kids like it. My mother-in-law makes this for get-togethers and she passed the recipe on to me. You can also use Broccoli instead of the Spinach, which she does often, but I have never tried…it is great the way it is! She also eats this hot or cold, but I only like it hot 🙂 Enjoy!”

    Ingredients

  • 2 (10ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach, defrosted
  • 1largeegg
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonblack pepper
  • 1smallonion, chopped fine
  • 1 1/2 cupssharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1cancondensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 -2cupcrouton
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place spinach in strainer and squeeze all extra liquid from it.
  • In a large bowl, combine spinach with the rest of ingredients, except croutons, and combine well.
  • Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish and top with croutons.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until bubbling around edges.
  • Reviews

  • “This recipe was excellent the first time we prepared it as written, However;In a hurry?Substitute 1-1/2 pounds raw spinach (no need to thaw or chop) and mix it in (no need to cook).I used crumbled Ritz crackers for the topping.If you have to wash the spinach, shake it well.Otherwise use it right out of the bag.The same results are achieved in half the time.”

  • “Great way to make spinach that doesn’t taste too much like spinach.I needed to make it non dairy, so I had to use “cream” of mushroom soup and skip the cheese, so it was not as creamy as it should have been.However, the non-spinach fans ate it and the spinach fans thought it was great. “

  • “I dont know Sueies familys problem but mine all have loved itfor years!!! Even got my inlaws and friends making it for their get togethers , often served,Bonnie”

  • “Wow — is this ever good!I made it to take to Easter dinner at my brother’s house and it was gone before anything else on the buffet.Everyone raved about it & wanted the recipe.I did omit the onion (bro’ can’t eat them), and the salt (per another reviewer) — added some chopped garlic and diced water chestnuts for some crunch.Wish I had made a double batch, ‘cuz I didn’t get to bring any homeNow that I’m reviewing the recipe, I realize that I inadvertently left out the egg!!:O Didn’t seem to matter though, as it still turned out delicious, and I am planning to make it again this weekend.Thanks for posting!-M =)”

  • “It thrilled me to see this recipe on your site. I used it 25 yrs. ago and lost it during my move. This is a delicious recipe! It was ironic, I took this to a festive gathering when I was in cosmetology school and recently I run into one of the classmates at a business, and he remembered me for this Spinach recipe, after 25 yrs! He said he NEVER eat spinach till he ate this. Thank you for renewing my memory on the GRAND SPINACH CASSEROLE!”

  • “the recipe name was perfect for us!My Dad’s a veggie and my husband and mother don’t like “rabbit food” so it’s hard to make everyone happy, but this casserole had everyone saying “mmmmmm!”I added portobello mushrooms and artichoke hearts, just made some oven potatoes with rosemary and sea salt to compliment it and served with some slices fresh tomatoes.It was a great meal!”

  • “Excellent!I used mustard greens out of the garden instead of spinach and everyone loved it.I also didn’t have cream of mushroom on hand so I made a thick white sauce and put some mushrooms in it.The casserole turned out delicious.Thanks for a great recipe.”

  • “I would give this 10 stars if i could… spinach is a nutrient goldmine… and most recipes limit spinach because a little goes a long way for flavor… Not the case here– this is mainly spinach and the flavor is WONDERFUL!Thank you for the GREAT recipe!!! This is surely a keeper!”

  • “Okay…. maybe I made this wrong, but I ended up with mushy spinach with hard crusty crouton on top. The texture left lots to be desired and the taste was mediocre.Were the croutons supposed to absorb some of the juices?I will not be trying this one again… and I normally love spinach.”

  • “My family doesn’t like spinach, but this was gone in a day.I used a stronger cheese and it worked great.”

  • “It was alright, but won’t be rushing out to make it again, family didn’t like the texture. Maybe if I tinker with it a bit.”

  • “Great recipe, I made this recently and we loved it, I used french fried onions on top instead of croutons.”

  • “I made the recipe exactly by recipe the 1st time and thought it had good flavor. The second time I made it, I sauted the onions before adding to the casserole mixture and thought it was delicious. Great recipe!”

  • “Only giving four stars because I hate spinach, and although this was awesome, the texture of the spinach was still very annoying.”

  • “My family thought this was just “ok”.We were surprised to see it promoted as a recipe to get spinach into non-spinach-lovers, because it tasted very spinachy to us.I made it as written except that I sauteed the onions, and used seasoned breadcrumbs rather than croutons on the top.Maybe the croutons would have “cut” the spinachy flavor a bit more.At the same time I made a second casserole using (fresh steamed) broccoli and cream of broccoli soup, and my family enjoyed that one more.”

  • “I great, quick-to-make spinach recipe.It was a bit too salty for me, but otherwise it tasted quite good.I used saltines instead of croutons and it worked well for me.Thanks for sharing.”

  • “My family took one bite and didn’t touch it :(Quote:frozen spinach tastes like cardboard, the croutons on top were dry, and the onions were half raw.My husband actually said “Gillian, I’m sorry but you have been chopped”(from the TV show).”

  • “I’m sorry, but my family really didn’t like this. My husband didn’t even want to try it, which is very unusual. It was too creamy for me, the texture was awful. I was surprised because I really like Spinach dip. All of the reviews were so good, I wanted to like it.”

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