Spinach Cheese Squares are moist, cheesy, and delicious. I made this batch faithfully to Victoria's recipe, but I could see using this as a base and adding other items like onion, garlic, or other vegetables too.
You will need:
1 lb Monterey jack cheese (grate it or buy 2 8oz packages grated at the grocery)
2 packages chopped frozen spinach (defrosted, squeezed dry, and cut through with a knife a few time) OR about 1/2 pound of fresh spinach, rinsed, dried, stems removed.
1/2 cup flour (I have made this with as little as one tablespoon of flour)
1 cup milk
4 eggs lightly beaten
1/2 - 1 stick of butter
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp white pepper (opt.)1/2 tsp salt (opt.)
1. Prepare the spinach.
2. Grate the cheese.
3.Melt the butter in a 9 x 13 glass casserole dish in the oven as it preheats to 375-400°F degrees. Make sure it does not get too brown or burn. Take it out and set aside when melted.
4. Mix the baking powder/salt/pepper into the flour with a fork until evenly distributed
7. Pour the lumpy mixture into the baking dish on top of the melted butter. Gently distribute it in the pan without patting it down. The heat of the oven will spread it out.
8. Bake 35 - 40 minutes until the center is baked, slightly raised, and the edges are crispy with the melted butter.
9. Cool a few minutes (it will flatten a bit) before cutting into individual servings.
That's it. Easy and delicious. Next time, I think that I'm going to go with a bit less flour and butter as Victoria suggested, and I might add some garlic just because we love garlic in this house :)
Thanks again to everyone who entered their recipe ideas. I hope you enjoy making Victoria's spinach cheese squares in the near future.
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