RITZ-Topped Saucy Spinach Bake

RITZ-Topped Saucy Spinach Bake

Prep time10 min
Total time31min
ServingsMakes 6 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each.
  • ¾ cup (3/4 of 250-g tub) herb and garlic soft light cream cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 pkg. (227 g each) fresh spinach
  • 1 cup shredded light mozzarella-cheddar cheese blend, divided
  • 25 Ritz Crackers, finely crushed (about 3/4 cup)
  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Cook and stir cream cheese spread and milk in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended. (Do not boil.)
  • Add spinach in batches, stirring after each addition until spinach is evenly coated with sauce; cover. Cook 2 to 3 min. 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 min. or until spinach mixture is heated through and sauce is hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 min. before serving.
Recipe Tips
  • 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 Information

Nutrition Per Serving

 % Daily Value*
Fat 12g 
   Saturated 6g 
Cholesterol 30mg 
Sodium 450mg 
Carbohydrate 15g 
   Dietary fiber 2g 
   Sugars 5g 
Protein 9g 
Vitamin A80 %DV
Vitamin C35 %DV
Calcium25 %DV
Iron15 %DV

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