Cheesy Spinach Bake

Baked spinach is a delicious addition to your dinner routine.

Spinach Bake
Spinach Bake
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Editor's Note: Baked spinach might not be the first recipe that comes to mind when  you're dreaming up uses for Popeye's favorite leafy greens. Creamed spinach and spinach quiche are two more common types of spinach side dishes. But we think learning how to make this delicious baked spinach recipe is more than worth your time. Parmesan and Cheddar cheese pack this recipe full of irresistible flavor, and we love the texture of the bake compared to creamed spinach. A spinach bake is never too soupy or too wilty. Every bite is balanced and bursting with flavor. Your family will be thrilled with this new addition to dinner! Learn more from the author (and a mom!) below.

Frozen spinach rocks: it’s inexpensive, nutritious, and a convenience ingredient you can feel good about. On its own, it’s far from appetizing - and one could argue that from a child’s perspective, it’s kind of gross. But combined with seasoned bread crumbs, Cheddar cheese, and grated Parmesan, this simple side dish takes on a flavor and texture that appeal to kids. With 20 percent bone-building calcium in each serving, plus a boatload of vitamin A, we hope you’ll add these gooey, cheesy spinach bites to your lineup of favorite family sides.

Mom’s Feedback:

My 3-year old thought it was quiche and my younger daughter asked for more. They like spinach, eggs, and cheese, so this was a winning combination.

 -- Jane, mother of Stella, age 1 and Vera, age 3. Aalen, Germany

Makes8 servings

Cooking MethodBaking



Total Timeunder 1 hour

Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe CourseSide Dish

Dietary ConsiderationHalal, Kosher, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free, Vegetarian


Type of DishGratin, Vegetable


  • 1 10-ounce box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or melted butter
  • ½ cup seasoned dried bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

  2. Drain the spinach in a colander. Press with the back of a large spoon to remove excess moisture. Set aside.

  3. Whisk together the eggs, milk, and olive oil in a large bowl. Whisk in the bread crumbs and baking powder. Stir in the spinach, Cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese until well combined.

  4. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan. Bake until the mixture is set and the top is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Slice into 2 x 4-inch rectangles and serve. Sprinkle the tops with a few pinches of salt to taste.


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This is absolutely fantastic!!! I used full fat milk and cheese, and it was tremendously good. I also didn't have a 9x9 pan, so I used my rectangular one, and it baked wonderfully. Everyone loved it, and it did resemble quiche a bit. Thank you!

I usually have all of these ingredients so this would be the perfect dish to try out one day. The cheese and eggs make it hearty. I am vegetarian so I would make a couple of potatoes to go along with a portion of this and that would be my meal.


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