This casserole is chock full of spinach, roasted garlic, artichoke, mushrooms, water chestnuts and cream cheese then topped with crispy fried onions then baked.
This is a great recipe as is. Do not try making it something it isn't by using light cream cheese, light sour cream and especially not margarine in place of butter. This is a rich, delicious side dish. If you want a fat free, PC side, eat some raw carrots. If you want a lovingly prepared, perfectly family-friendly dish, this is it. - 17 Nov 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Just a few notes...I always use light cream cheese, light sour cream, margarine instead of butter, and light mayo....which will greatly reduce the fat but not the flavor. Yes, it's on the decadent side, but it's well worth it for special occasions. Enjoy! - 12 Nov 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I was VERY disappointed with this recipe. I was questioning the amount of spinach when reading the recipe, but the reviews were good, so decided to make it as posted. I will NEVER do that again. Far too much spinach. Would have been much better with less spinach and more artichokes and mushrooms. I will likely make it again, but with about 1/2 the spinach, more artichokes and more mushrooms. - 21 Nov 2011 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)