The Best Holiday Cheesy Spinach Recipe Out There
The holidays are here and I’m gifting you my favorite thing to have at Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner! This has become a Steve Vassalotti specialty, nobody makes it if they know I’ll be at dinner, because how dare they! I don’t offer much, don’t take this from me. This recipe is simple, and most importantly it’s cheesy! I’ve doubled the recipe because I make so much for people that I’m sure to have leftovers!
This recipe is probably enough for 8-10 people. If you have a smaller gathering and want to make less cut ingredient amounts in half.
4 pack of frozen chopped spinach
8 TBSP butter (1 stick)
4 TBSP Flour
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp garlic salt
4 TBSP chopped onion (dried chopped onion in your seasoning cabinet works perfectly.
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup spinach water (left over after you defrost and strain the spinach)
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
3 jars of Kraft Old English Cheese Spread (finding these can be difficult, seems like no store keeps them in the same spot)
Microwave and drain spinach. Keep 1 cup of strained spinach water.
*On Low to Medium heat*
Melt butter in pot, stir in flour to make a rue.
Add evaporated milk and spinach water
Mix in spices (chopped onion, pepper, garlic salt, worcestershire)
Add cheese, cook until melted stirring every few minutes.
Once cheese has fully melted add strained spinach and stir until everything is cheese covered.
Pour into a baking dish or aluminum tray and bake at 350degrees for 30 minutes.
If you decide to make this for your holiday dinners, I hope it’s as big a hit with your family as it is with mine and my in-laws. And that you have leftovers.
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