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Holiday Guide – Home Decor and Recipes

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. Good luck! The John DeBella Show Join us, weekdays 6am to 9am. Take a shot at the Question From Hell at 6:20am and our rotating 8:35am contests for some really cool prizes like concert tickets, movie passes, restaurant gift cards and even the occasional trip! Hear the stories behind the songs you love each morning at 7:10am during Song Stories and join in the conversation by calling 215-263-WMGK or text us at MGKMGK. Take part in our annual Turkey Drop broadcast (Tuesday before Thanksgiving) benefiting City Team Philadelphia, by donating a frozen turkey or turkey coupon at one of our drop off locations or make a secure online donation at Our annual Veterans Radiothon returns the Friday before Father's Day in an effort to get our returning servicemen and women the help they need as they get acclimated to civilian life. All proceeds from our Radiothon go directly to the Veteran Multiservice Center - Follow “@JDBShow” on facebook, Twitter and Instagram