Cheese Straw-Spinach Casserole

Enjoy this delicious casserole made using Green Giant® frozen chopped spinach and sprinkled with cheese straws – a wonderful dinner.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 12

3
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
large onion, finely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
eggs
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1 1/2
cups half-and-half or milk
5
boxes (9 oz each) Green Giant™ frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
2
cups cheese straws, coarsely crushed

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic in butter, stirring frequently, until golden.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix cream cheese and flour until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time. Stir in salt and pepper. Beat in half-and-half with wire whisk until blended. Add spinach, Cheddar cheese and onion mixture. Spoon mixture into baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese straws.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Expert Tips

Use your favorite brand of cheese straws for this casserole. For a kid-friendly version, use cheese-flavored tiny fish-shaped crackers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.