This cream cheese, spinach and Parmesan cheese dish is a very creamy and savory side dish!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and milk; mix until blended. Spoon spinach into 1-quart casserole, top with cream cheese mixture and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; protein 8g 16% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; fat 15.1g 23% DV; cholesterol 46.8mg 16% DV; sodium 273.3mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This is excellent! Here is what I did- I softened the cream cheese in the microwave for about 30 seconds before mixing it with the milk using a mixer. I did press all the water out of the spinach, but then mixed the spinach into the cream cheese mixture with a spoon until all the spinach was coated and mixed with it. Then I put it in the casserole dish. I also increased the Parmesan cheese to 1/2 cup instead of 1/3rd, and used block parmesan cheese and grated it myself. This was delicious! Even the Firefighters at my husbands work loved it. 2 thumbs up! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2003
I'm afraid we didn't care much for this recipe. I thought the cream cheese would melt down into the spinach but it remained in a thick layer on top while the spinach below stayed dry. I had pressed the water out of the spinach after I thawed it. Maybe I wasn't supposed to? Read More
(6)
102 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 49
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This is excellent! Here is what I did- I softened the cream cheese in the microwave for about 30 seconds before mixing it with the milk using a mixer. I did press all the water out of the spinach, but then mixed the spinach into the cream cheese mixture with a spoon until all the spinach was coated and mixed with it. Then I put it in the casserole dish. I also increased the Parmesan cheese to 1/2 cup instead of 1/3rd, and used block parmesan cheese and grated it myself. This was delicious! Even the Firefighters at my husbands work loved it. 2 thumbs up! Read More
(101)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2006
Really tasty! I did, however make some changes. I sauted about 1/2 cup yellow onion with 2 tblsp butter. I then added the spinach to that, and let cook a few mins. I added the cream cheese and stired untill it was all melted and distributed. I then added about 1/2 tsp of nutmeg, and the milk. I stired in about 1/2 cup a grated cheddar. I then spred it in the baking dish, and sprinkled the parmesan cheese over the top. I let it sit in the fridge untill I was ready to cook it. Great! Read More
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2008
I love veggie and cream cheese casseroles and this one is no exception. I do want to offer one bit of advice. Make sure you use real cream cheese or 1/3 fat Neufchatel cheese. I made the mistake of using garlic and herb whipped "cream cheese" since so many reviews suggested adding onion and garlic. I thought I was being so smart LOL. But it just doesn't taste the same. All that whipped milk and whey protien doesn't have the bite that real cream cheese has. It's much better to use the real thing and add your own spices. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2003
Very good! I seemed to like it more than our dinner guests but then again I love spinach. Recipe didn't say whether to drain and squeeze out excess water for spinach but I recommend doing so. Also I used 1/4 cup half-n-half in place of the milk for creamier texture. Also I mixed spinach and cream mixture all together before putting into oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
Wonderful! I like other reviewers added sauteed onions and garlic and mixed spinach into the cream cheese mixture along with half the parmesan. Topped with the other half and both my husband and I were amazed how good this made frozen spinach taste. Perhaps chopped water chestnuts would add even more texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2003
I have made this dish many times now and have always been asked to make it again. My family loves it. Once I said I wasn't going to make it and I thought I would get banned from the family get together. Needless to say I made it for them and will continue at every family dinner. Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2010
Every one loved this dish. My kids 8 and 11 both thought it was great and my husband is already planning for me to make it for the holidays. I took the advice of some reviews and made a few changes. First I sauteed half and onion in real butter with about 2 tablespoons of bacon bits then added the spinach and about a clove of minced garlic and cooked it for a few minutes. Then I added the cream cheese and milk and cooked until the cream cheese was melted and mixed in. Then I put it in the casserole dish and topped it with the paremesan cheese. I put it in the fridge until till dinner then just popped it in the oven. It was soo good. Thanks for sharing! I will be making this again! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/06/2003
This was great. I did increase the parmesean cheese to 1/2 cup and melted the cream cheese in the microwave as suggested by other reviewers. I also sprinkled the top with some grated gruyer cheese and it was a big hit.I will definitely make this one again and again and again...... Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I followed Islandmama's suggestions and zapped the cream cheese for 30 seconds increased the parmesan and mixed it all together. This is absolutely wonderful and very simple! Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
07/24/2003
I'm afraid we didn't care much for this recipe. I thought the cream cheese would melt down into the spinach but it remained in a thick layer on top while the spinach below stayed dry. I had pressed the water out of the spinach after I thawed it. Maybe I wasn't supposed to? Read More
(6)
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