Spinach Casserole

Spinach Casserole

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This casserole is chock full of spinach, roasted garlic, artichoke, mushrooms, water chestnuts and cream cheese then topped with crispy fried onions then baked.


Serves: 16 

  • 6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 2 1/2 (500g) bags frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 440g artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 60g butter
  • 200g sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (230g) tin water chestnuts, drained and diced
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup crispy fried onions

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Place garlic cloves in a small oven-safe dish and roast in the preheated oven until softened and fragrant, about 20 minutes. Set roasted garlic cloves aside to cool.
  2. Place the spinach in a large mixing bowl and stir in the artichoke hearts.
  3. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat and cook and stir the mushrooms until softened, about 10 minutes. Mix in the green onions and cook and stir until onions are soft, about 5 more minutes. Transfer the mushrooms, spring onions and butter from the skillet into the bowl with spinach mixture.
  4. Remove cream cheese from wrapping, place into a microwave-safe bowl and cook in the microwave until warm and very soft, about 1 1/2 minutes. Stir the softened cream cheese into the spinach mixture then add the sour cream, water chestnuts, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, garlic salt and lemon juice. Squeeze the roasted garlic out of the garlic skins and mix thoroughly into the spinach mixture. Spoon the casserole into a baking dish.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the casserole is hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Spread crispy fried onions over the top. Return to the oven and bake until the onions are lightly browned, 5 to 10 more minutes.

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