Do your kids hide when you tell them you are having spinach for dinner? I know I couldn’t even dream of enjoying spinach as a child! This recipe will surely help you conquer the fear of spinach at the dinner table. Cream cheesy spinach is a hit at my house even for my picky little man!
I searched for the perfect combination for years trying to perfect that perfect Chinese Restaurant style spinach. You know the kind that is warm, fresh, and just layered in yummy cheese.
I have finally come up with the perfect mix, and I’m so excited to share it with you.
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Cooking and Preparation of your Cheesy Spinach
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Let it cook until golden and add in the nutmeg and salt.
Mix in the frozen spinach stirring continuously for 5 minutes. You may also adapt the recipe to using fresh spinach! If you opt to use fresh spinach, put spinach in pan and cover with a lid to allow the steam to work into it. Stir often until the consistency is similar to canned or frozen spinach.
Add the cubed cream cheese, heavy cream, and 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese to the spinach.
Transfer mixture to a greased 1-quart baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Add remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese on top of casserole. Return to oven uncovered for 5-10 more minutes.
My son loves this recipe so much that he literally BEGS for it.
I would love to hear your feedback, and I hope your family loves this Cheesy Spinach recipe as much as mine does.