This is one of those dishes that I grew up loving...I mean, I couldn't get enough of it! Then I found out what was in it and was thoroughly confused. It's got such an odd ingredient list, but it's so good!
I remember whipping up this dish when I lived in the dorms in college. My friends saw me put spinach, cottage cheese, and cornbread mix into a bowl and thought I'd gone nuts. A few vowed that they'd never try it. And then they smelled it baking... :)
They tried it. They loved it. Just like I knew they would.
To make, thaw out a box of chopped, frozen spinach, and then squeeze it dry. Combine it with a box of corn muffin mix (Jiffy is my favorite), cottage cheese, salt, eggs, and chopped onion.
Grab a 2-quart casserole dish and melt some butter in the bottom.
Pour the butter into the rest of the ingredients and mix well. (Why do you have to melt the butter in the casserole dish first? It greases your dish!)
Pour the batter into the casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until it's golden. When you insert a toothpick, it should come out clean.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 10 oz. box frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed
- 8.5 oz. box corn muffin mix
- 6 oz. cottage cheese
- 1/2 T. salt
- 4 eggs
- 1 small onion, chopped
Melt butter in a 2-quart casserole dish. Mix all other ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour melted butter into batter; mix and pour back into casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until brown and inserted toothpick comes out clean.