Creamed Spinach Casserole
This recipes comes from an old cookbook received as a wedding gift in 1945. As the family grew up, the children loved all vegetables, but they often requested spinach served this way. Through the years, it has remained a family favorite.
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
5 tablespoons butter, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease two 8-ounce baking dishes.
In a saucepan, cook spinach in a small amount of water for 2 to 3 minutes; drain thoroughly. Add 4 tablespoons butter, salt, pepper, cheese, eggs and milk.
Spoon into prepared baking dishes. Melt the remaining butter; add crumbs. Sprinkle over spinach mixture.
Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until almost set.
Preparation/Total Time: 30 minutes
A shallow 1-quart baking dish can be used instead of two 8-ounce dishes. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
1 serving (1 cup) equals 528 calories, 44 g fat (27 g saturated fat), 328 mg cholesterol, 1,308 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein.