Cheesy Spinach Squares


My mother used to make these for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are easy to make and is great for holiday meals. You will love this recipe even if you don't like spinach!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 9x13-inch baking dish


  • 5 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 eggs, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add spinach. Cover, reduce heat, and cook until heated through, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain well, squeezing out excess moisture with your hands. Set aside to cool.

  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in onion and cook until soft and translucent, 5 to 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer onions to a double boiler; mix in milk, Cheddar cheese, flour, and ground black pepper; cook and stir until blended and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; fold in eggs and spinach. Pour the spinach mixture into baking dish and smooth top.

  5. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool briefly before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

233 Calories
17g Fat
11g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 233
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 294mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 350mg 27%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 539mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.