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Easy-Cheesy Spinach Casserole

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“It doesn't get much easier than this... no sautéing and hardly any chopping - everything is cooked in one dish before putting in the oven (I even bake it in my toaster over). A great way to use up spinach that's been in the fridge for a while. Use whole-wheat pasta for extra nutrients. You could probably sub rice for the pasta. Add a dash of hot sauce to jazz it up a bit. Measurements and cooking times are approximate.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine broth, spinach (don't bother chopping) and garlic in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes until spinach is wilted. Cream using a stick blender.
  3. Bring back a boil, add pasta, and simmer until pasta is al dente.
  4. Dilute starch in an equal amount of cold water. Stir into pot along with cream cheese. Simmer until thickened; remove from heat.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs together. Stirring constantly, add several spoonfuls of the mix to the eggs (to warm them up). Stir into remaining pasta & sauce mix. Pour into an oven-safe dish (a 9-inch pie plate is the perfect size).
  6. Mix breadcrumbs with grated cheese and sprinkle over top. Bake 10 approximately 10 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Turn oven to broil and cook until cheese turns golden - watch constantly.

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