October 03, 2019

From my Instagram Story: Creamy Spinach Casserole

I was doing step-by-step videos last night of the making of this dish on my Instagram account.  Last night it was considered a side-dish to our dinner but it's just as fabulous as a spinach dip if you want to serve it with a crusty bread or pita chips... or even tortilla chips.   

It's not my typical spinach dip though, which you can find elsewhere here on An American Housewife (just use the search feature).  This one is a yummy 'casserole' sidedish that doesn't use any mayo or sour cream like a regular spinach dip.  Although I want to note and add that you absolutely can add artichokes to this recipe and it would be SO GOOD.  I didn't last night as I don't have any on hand, and my husband isn't an artichoke fan anyway.

Creamy Spinach Casserole (or use it as a dip)

5 T butter
3 cloves fresh, minced garlic
1/2 c - 2/3 c chopped green onions
1 1/4 c heavy cream
dash of cayenne pepper
Spinach - either about 4 cups fresh or use about 2 small bags frozen, leaf cut style
1 c parmesan cheese
4-6 oz. cream cheese
salt and pepper

Preheat your oven to about 400 degrees or you could microwave this as well (but it won't be the nice golden brown on top, nor crisp up on the sides).  Melt the butter and saute' the onions for a few minutes, then add the garlic.  Cook until soft (about 5 minutes).  Add the cream and cayenne while stirring, then add the spinach.  As it wilts and mixes in, then add the parmsean, cream cheese (use as little or a lot as you like...  anything between 3 and 6 ounces) and season with salt and pepper to your tastes.  Pour into a greased dish and bake until golden and bubbly on top - about 15-20 minutes.

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