Need a fresh idea for spinach? This side dish combines spinach in a cheesy sauce with a topping of crushed crackers and shredded Mozza-Cheddar cheese.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins
20 mins
6 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Cook and stir cream cheese product and milk in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 2 to 3 minutes or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended. (Do not let mixture come to boil.) Gradually stir in spinach; cover. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Stir in half the shredded cheese.

  • Pour into 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Combine cracker crumbs and remaining shredded cheese; sprinkle over spinach mixture.

  • Bake 10 minutes or until spinach mixture is heated through and sauce is hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

How to Wash Fresh Spinach:

Spinach can hold a lot of dirt and must be thoroughly washed before using. To clean, fill a large bowl with water, then swish spinach around in water until most of the dirt comes off. Repeat process 2 or 3 times, using clean water each time, until no more dirt clings to the spinach. Rinse spinach thoroughly under running water. Remove hard stems; discard. Add leaves to salad spinner; spin dry. Or, pat leaves dry with paper towels.

Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 10g; carbohydrates 15g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 39.3mg; sodium 471.3mg. Full Nutrition