Creamy Baked Spinach with Artichokes

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‘Tis the season to be uber-busy.  And therefore the season for recipes that are big on flavor–and small on prep work.  Like Creamy Baked Spinach with Artichokes. 

Creamy baked spinach with artichokes & turkey sandwich

Creamy baked spinach with artichokes & turkey sandwich

The recipe is from a neighbor who previously supplied a recipe for Southwest Lasagna.  When she served this to us, on a lovely summer evening, I couldn’t believe that my kids were gobbling down spinach.  As one of them put it, “it tastes more like artichokes than cooked spinach.”  baked-spinach-on-table

Our big book club Christmas dinner was last week and I signed up for the vegetable with the idea of bringing my carrot rutabaga casserole.  Can anyone say LOTS of CSA carrots? 

But life is never simple and, a week before hosting my (usually 50-ish guests) extended family Christmas party, I decided we needed to strip the wallpaper in our family room and paint.  So my book club vegetables needed to morph into something a whole lot easier.

Creamy Baked Spinach with Artichokes

Creamy Baked Spinach with Artichokes

Enter Creamy Baked Spinach with Artichokes.  It is similar to the Spinach Artichoke dip you find everywhere but a little heavier on veggies and lighter on the creamy.  Think tasty like a dip but healthier like a vegetable.

The book club folks love it and I decided it was so easy I mixed up some more to for the football game yesterday. Gotta love the holidays!

Creamy Baked Spinach with Artichokes

Creamy Baked Spinach with Artichokes for a football game

Do you have a “go to” holiday dish?

Creamy Baked Spinach with Artichokes
Serves 8
A simple and tasty dish, Creamy Baked Spinach with Artichokes is perfect for an elegant dinner or a football game.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
155 calories
7 g
36 g
14 g
3 g
8 g
77 g
151 g
1 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
77g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155
Calories from Fat 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 8g
42%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 36mg
12%
Sodium 151mg
6%
Total Carbohydrates 7g
2%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
87%
Vitamin C
5%
Calcium
7%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 packages (9-10 oz) frozen chopped spinach (or equivalent in fresh)
  2. 1 stick butter
  3. 3 oz. light cream cheese
  4. 1 lg. can artichoke hearts
  5. 1/4 c Italian bread crumbs (see note)
Instructions
  1. Heat frozen spinach and drain--or steam spinach if using fresh.
  2. Melt butter. Add cream cheese, hot spinach and sliced artichoke hearts.
  3. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and dab with butter. Bake at 350 until browned.
Notes
  1. You can make your own gluten free Italian bread crumbs by grinding rice crackers until fine, then adding 1 t oregano, 1 t dried minced onion and 1/4-1/2 t garlic powder.
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calories
155
fat
14g
protein
3g
carbs
7g
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16 Comments

  1. This looks delicious Inger! Best of luck with the wallpaper, I know you will be glad when it’s all over : )

    • Thanks Abby, you were right! We have the wallpaper/painting done now and are very happy with the results! And it’s amazing how a job that would take a couple weeks can get done in a couple days if needed!

  2. I can’t help eyeing up that pepper sandwich, Inger. I’m so craving a nice roasted pepper these days. (I know, I know what a change a diet can do, lol) Of course, that Creamy Baked Spinach and Artichokes looks mighty tempting too. Glad the kids liked it!

    You are so brave to start and finish such a project this time of year. Kudos to you! (and your helpers:)

    Thanks for sharing, Inger…

    • I canned those peppers last fall Louise and they were a perfect was to dress up the sandwich with no work. I had no idea that this was even possible (without a pressure cooker), but it was easy. I’ll be posting that next year for sure!

  3. I could imagine stuffing this baked spinach into giant sandwich and devouring it 😀
    Delicious!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Yum. I Love artichokes. What a clever way to eat them.

  5. This dish sounds terrific! And if it gets your kids to eat spinach, bonus!

  6. i hv never tasted artichokes but the above dish sounds really simple to whip up! i dont really have a definate go to holiday dish but right now what comes to my mind is a crustless cottage pie or something like that..

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