Some dishes are so special that you only get to enjoy them a couple of times a year. In our family, my mom’s famous Spinach Casserole is the coveted, waited upon side dish that is only served at Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Every year since I can remember, my mom has always made Spinach Casserole. Most families are familiar with the famous Green Bean Casserole, but we do spinach. This recipe is somewhat similar to Green Bean Casserole, but in my biased opinion, it’s much better! In fact, it’s so much better that over the years we have had to make at least two pans of this family delicacy!
- Gather your ingredients.
- On low-speed, mix cream cheese and cream of mushroom soup.
- Drain cooked spinach in a strainer to remove excess liquid (let spinach cool for a few minutes, first).
- Add spinach and continue to mix.
- Add half of the French fried onions and gently mix.
- Spread mixture in a 9 x 13 glass pan.
- Spinach Casserole in the oven looking golden and delicious!
The perfect side dish to a comfort food dinner or a special holiday!
Here’s the recipe:
- 2 16 ounce bags of frozen spinach
- 2 cans (10¾ ounces) of Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 8 ounce package or ½ pound of cream cheese
- 2 cups of French fried onions
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cook spinach according to package directions.
- Drain well, squeezing out all excess moisture.
- In a mixing bowl, combine soup and cream cheese on low-speed with a mixer.
- Add spinach and continue to mix until blended.
- Add half of the French fried onions, mix in gently until blended.
- Spread mixture into a 9" x 13" glass pan.
- Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle the remaining French fried onions over the top.
- Return to oven and bake for an extra 5 minutes or until onions are crispy and golden.