Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spinach Casserole Share Tags: entree This is a family recipe that my grandmother and I have tinkered with until we were pretty much happy with it. My grandmother likes cream cheese and spinach, and we just came up with this casserole to feed all of my relatives. It was quick, easy, and had simple ingredients that we had abundance of on a regular basis. My uncle and cousins, who hate spinach, love this recipe and will quickly devour it soon after it's been made. Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 50 minutes | Total time: 60 minutes | Servings: 6 8 ounce(s) of Philly Cream Cheese
13 1/2 ounce(s) of Canned/Frozen Spinach (If Fresh, 1-1.5 cups)
21 ounce(s) of Cream of mushroom soup (2 cans, or 1 Family sized)
3 1/2 cup(s) of Egg Noodles
1 tbsp. of Lemon Pepper Seasoning
1/2 cup(s) of Milk/Cream
1 tsp. of Pepper
1 pinch of Salt
1 pinch of Parsley (for garnish)
Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with a little non-stick cooking spray for easy cleanup. Add about 3 1/2 to 4 cups of egg noodles evenly in the bottom of the dish. Set aside. Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese, drained spinach, cream of mushroom soup, and milk. Stir until nice and creamy, kind of like a sauce. Step 3: Pour the creamy sauce mixture over the egg noodles in an even coat, making sure to cover all the noodles. Step 4: Sprinkle lemon pepper seasoning, pepper, and a little salt* over the top, distributing it evenly. Place in the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked through, and the cream cheese sauce is hot and bubbly. Step 5: Plate your masterpiece, and garnish with a little parsley, if you want to. Enjoy! *Only use salt if you trust the brand of lemon pepper seasoning and know exactly how salty it is. Some brands are more salty than others. Good rule would be to omit the salt until the end product after tasting, so you know how salty it will be. Can always add, but not take away. And, I realize in my video I forgot to add the milk in the bowl, either way works, I just improvised to get the same results. I also added 2 T of lemon pepper seasoning because i really like lemon pepper, but I have found that most palates only like about 1 T.