I tossed this together last night and my husbands reaction was 'Wow.' How can you not submit a recipe that gets that kind of reaction!?! Use jalapenos to taste; seed if too hot.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Butter a small casserole dish.

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  • Place the spinach in a microwave-safe bowl, and cook in the microwave 5 minutes on High, until heated through. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup liquid.

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, and stir in the bread crumbs until coated. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  • Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour. Mix in onion and garlic, and cook 1 minute. Gradually stir in reserved spinach liquid, evaporated milk, cheese, and jalapeno. Season with celery salt and pepper. Mix in the spinach. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish, and top with bread crumbs.

  • Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; 19.5 g total fat; 55 mg cholesterol; 522 mg sodium. 13.1 g carbohydrates; 9.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (37)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2006
I very successfully converted this recipe into a dip by 1) doubling everything but the spinach (which makes it much creamier; more like a sauce than a side dish) and 2) leaving out the breadcrumbs. It was a huge hit at the dinner party: first thing gone and I had folks asking if I had any more. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/23/2008
i am so so sorry to put a bad review out there. i made this thinking i couldn't go wrong with two of my fav. things in the world--spinach and jalapenos. there just aren't any words to describe how foul this was and i can't think of any ingredients to make it right. i made the recipe exactly as written took it to a fancy family dinner and threw all the leftovers away (there was a LOT b/c no one ate it). the flavors did not meld one bit. it seriously tasted like taking a bite of spinach then biting into a jalapeno. good luck to you if you decide to make this one! Read More
(13)
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2006
I very successfully converted this recipe into a dip by 1) doubling everything but the spinach (which makes it much creamier; more like a sauce than a side dish) and 2) leaving out the breadcrumbs. It was a huge hit at the dinner party: first thing gone and I had folks asking if I had any more. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
02/23/2008
i am so so sorry to put a bad review out there. i made this thinking i couldn't go wrong with two of my fav. things in the world--spinach and jalapenos. there just aren't any words to describe how foul this was and i can't think of any ingredients to make it right. i made the recipe exactly as written took it to a fancy family dinner and threw all the leftovers away (there was a LOT b/c no one ate it). the flavors did not meld one bit. it seriously tasted like taking a bite of spinach then biting into a jalapeno. good luck to you if you decide to make this one! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2006
I very successfully converted this recipe into a dip by 1) doubling everything but the spinach (which makes it much creamier; more like a sauce than a side dish) and 2) leaving out the breadcrumbs. It was a huge hit at the dinner party: first thing gone and I had folks asking if I had any more. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2005
I've used a similar recipe for years with raves from friends/family (a holiday favorite). I used to use the Kraft 6oz roll of jalepeno cheese (instead of pepperjack) but can't find it anymore. I've taken to substituting jalepeno cheese whiz. This recipe stretches just by adding more spinach. It is really best if refrigerated overnight for the flavors to blend. It also freezes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2007
This recipe was awesome! I used 1/2 fresh minced onion 2% milk and cubed my cheese (no grater). It paired really nice with salmon and carrots. I am never buying premade creamed spinach again! Update: Tried again only subbing motzerella and a scotch bonnet pepper.... Yum Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2010
Made this twice. First time I followed the recipe as-is and really enjoyed the outcome. Second time I substituted Gruyere cheese and added pepper flakes instead of the pepper jack cheese. It was a creamier and smoother mixture. I also substituted about a 1/4 of the spinach for mustard greens to give it a bit more of a bite. That tasted really good when it was a fresh dish but the mustard greens had lost too much of their flavor in the left-overs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
Great recipe! I made it for Thanksgiving and it was a hit. I did not use the jalapeno pepper and used both grated monterey and grated pepperjack cheese as not everyone in my family is a fan of very hot dishes. But when I make it next for myself I will add the jalapeno Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2005
This was was a great and easy dish. I used an onion roll for the bread crumbs and it added a nice flavor. The jalepeno i used was pretty big so this dish left an impact on my tongue! It was perfect for my husband and I who both love spicy stuff. He suggested that it might be good with tortilla chips - like a spinach dip. I'll prbly try with the leftovers - what little there are! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2007
This is a really delicious way to eat spinach! I agree with others who say it's more like a dip than a side dish. Next time I make it I'll add more jalapenos too as the creaminess dulled down the spice (I like it hot!) I'll definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2007
Very good! The crumb topping was WAY too much and it's definately better as a dip than an actual side dish. Mine was SPICY! and delish! Read More
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