Saucy Spinach Bake

11  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 31 min total
  • Makes 6 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each.


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Saucy Spinach Bake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (3/4 of 250-g tub) herb and garlic light cream cheese
  • 1/2 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)

Instructions

  • 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 SpinachSpinach 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.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 6 servings, 1/2 cup (125 mL) each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 200 
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 30 mg
  • Sodium 450 mg
  • Carbohydrate 15 g
  • Dietary fibre 2 g
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Vitamin A 80 %DV
  • Vitamin C 35 %DV
  • Calcium 25 %DV
  • Iron 15 %DV

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