Deviled spinach is a slightly spicy, creamy, cheesy side dish. A great dish to serve during the holidays!
Deviled spinach is staple in our house for the holidays along with broccoli and cheese casserole, maple roasted butternut squash and cheesy vegetable casserole. Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner!!
This post has been updated November 5, 2019
Frozen Spinach – I like to get the frozen chopped spinach.
Butter – You can use salted or unsalted.
Onion – Make sure to chop into small pieces.
Flour – All-purpose flour
Milk – I use whole milk but 2% will also work.
Cayenne Pepper – This adds a slight touch of heat to the dish. Feel free to omit if you don’t like spice.
Cheese – This recipe calls for sharp cheddar. I really enjoy the flavor it adds but feel free to use a different shredded cheese.
Every Thanksgiving my mom makes this deviled spinach. It’s kinda her “thing”. This spinach casserole dish is always the one thing we request be present at our Thanksgiving table.
Deviled spinach is a little different from creamed spinach in that it has a slight spicy heat and the recipe uses sharp cheddar cheese. This recipe is also great to use as a spinach dip. Just follow the recipe and use some crusty bread, vegetables, or crackers to scoop it up.
HOW TO MAKE DEVILED SPINACH
- Begin by thawing out the frozen spinach. Thaw according to directions on the package and make sure to squeeze out all of the excess liquid into a bowl. You will use some of the reserved liquid to thicken the mixture.
- Saute the chopped onion in butter and then stir in flour and a little of the reserved spinach liquid and milk.
- Keep stirring over medium heat until it starts to thicken. Add spinach, cheese and spices.
- Spray a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and place the spinach mixture in the dish.
- Bake for approximately 30 minutes.
What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving foods? I have too many to name. 🙂 Hope you enjoy this deviled spinach as much as we do!
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- 2 10 oz frozen chopped spinach
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1/2 - 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 cups grated Sharp Cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Thaw spinach and squeeze dry, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid.
- Melt butter over low heat in saucepan.
- Add onion and saute, stirring often for 2 minutes.
- Stir in flour, stirring until absorbed.
- Stir in liquid from spinach and milk.
- Stir over low heat until thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add spices, spinach, and cheese.
- Combine well and place in a greased baking dish.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.