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California Casserole

(5 Votes)
SERVES
10
COOK TIME
45 Min

This easy casserole recipe is a great vegetarian option for a side or main dish. Going meat-less is so California, that's why we call it our California Casserole. But don't be fooled, it may sound trendy, but it's really an old-time classic.

What You'll Need:
  • 4 (6-ounce) jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained
  • 3 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease a 9- x 13-inch baking dish.
     
  2. Cut up artichoke hearts and arrange in bottom of baking dish. Spread spinach on top.
     
  3. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, milk, and butter; dollop cream cheese mixture on top of spinach, then spread carefully with a knife. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
     
  4. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until heated through.

     
Notes

If you need to save time, prepare this dish a day ahead, cover, and refrigerate. Before you're ready to serve, bake casserole in a preheated oven and serve hot.

Ratings & Comments

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It's a dip for chips and has been around for years, don't think you are supposed to eat it as main course, JUST A DIP.

I think it could also be a vegetable side dish, but you're definitely right, it's not intended to be a main course.

To Princess Eating Well: I've always told my children not to say things that are not kind, true, and necessary. Obviously, you are not one of my children and I hope you stay in California where you know the millions of people so well that they have given you the position of speaking for them. Sounds like an inferiority complex mixed with poor home training.

I really love this. I took it to church supper they all liked it Thank You

I'm California-born and bred, and in my nearly 60 years I've never seen nor heard of anything like this. And despite that one ingredient - artichoke hearts - having a solid relationship with my state, there's nothing in this high-fat, unimaginative recipe that makes me think of California. We're a LOT healthier, more innovative and delicious than THIS!

Then for you don't MAKE IT

EXACTLY! This is an old recipe and goes by many names and is always delicious. To jmgjmg - refreshing to see a mom bring up her children to be kind. There are too many arrogant bullies in this world.

I'm a Californian, too, and we had this often. Give credit to there being other tastes in this world. And get back on your meds.

I lived in California for 30 years and never heard of this. Sounds good.

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