Neufchatel cheese and fat-free milk make this Creamed Spinach Casserole a Healthy Living recipe—yet it still tastes like steak house fare.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2 bags (9 to 10 oz. each) fresh spinach leaves
6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1/4 cup fat-free milk
3/4 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Empty spinach into a large colander. Pour boiling water over the spinach until wilted. Squeeze the spinach to remove excess moisture; place on cutting board and coarsely chop.
Mix remaining ingredients in large bowl. Stir in spinach. Spoon into greased 1-quart baking dish.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until heated through.
How to Soften Neufchatel Cheese
Place measured amount of Neufchatel in microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 seconds or until slightly softened.
Prepare as directed, substituting 2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen leaf spinach, thawed and well drained, for the chopped blanched fresh spinach.
Use Your Microwave
Assemble recipe as directed; cover with wax paper or paper towel. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 min. or until heated through, turning after 3 min.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.