Baked Spinach Casserole

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We have been making this recipe for years and it’s one that my husband always requests for holiday meals. It’s easy and can be made ahead of time.

  • 2 boxes frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place a strainer in the sink and add thawed spinach, pressing into the strainer with the back of a spoon to release all of the excess water.
In a skillet, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until softened a little. Add the flour and stir until well blended. Add half the milk, stirring until blended. Add the rest of the milk and stir until a smooth sauce forms.
Add the pepper, celery salt, and Worcestershire sauce. Add the cheese and stir until it is completely melted. Add the spinach and combine. Pour into a small casserole dish or baking pan.
Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and add the bread crumbs. Sprinkle the spinach with the bread crumb/butter mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 for 40 minutes or until the cheese bubbles and the bread crumbs are a golden brown.

*This recipe can easily be doubled.

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