Golden Cheesy Spinach Bake


Embark on a delightful culinary journey with our Golden Cheesy Spinach Bake. This dish is a harmonious blend of tender spinach, creamy cheese, and a golden, crispy topping. It's a comforting, flavorful side dish that will steal the show at any dinner table, especially during festive gatherings.

Golden Cheesy Spinach Bake

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Servings and Size

  • Servings: Serves 6-8 people
  • Serving Size: 1 portion


  • Fresh spinach, chopped (1 kg or 2.2 lbs)
  • Cream cheese (1 cup or 227g)
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese (1 cup or 113g)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (1 cup or 113g)
  • Large eggs, beaten (2)
  • Garlic, minced (3 cloves or 9g)
  • Salt (1 teaspoon or 5g)
  • Black pepper (1/2 teaspoon or 1g)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for topping (1/2 cup or 55g)
  • Optional: Bread crumbs for topping (1/2 cup or 60g)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • Preheat Oven and Prep Spinach:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Blanch the spinach in boiling water for 2 minutes, then drain and squeeze out excess water.
  • Mix Ingredients:
    • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, mozzarella, cheddar, eggs, garlic, salt, and pepper.
    • Stir in the spinach.
  • Assemble and Top:
    • Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
    • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs if using.
  • Bake:
    • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.
  • Serve:
    • Let it cool slightly before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Cheese Variations: Experiment with different cheeses like Gruyère or Fontina.
  • Spinach Substitute: Frozen spinach can be used, just thaw and drain well.
  • Crispy Topping: For extra crunch, mix the bread crumbs with a bit of melted butter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I make this ahead of time? Yes, assemble and refrigerate, then bake before serving.
  • How to store leftovers? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Can I add other vegetables? Yes, try adding sautéed mushrooms or bell peppers for variation.