Looking for a great, easy and yummy appetizer for the your NYE party? Look no further. This is it. Spinach. Cheese. One bowl. Bake It. Easy, easy, easy. Any yummy. Did I mention yummy? As well, these are great served hot or cold. And they store well too (in case you have leftovers, which I doubt you will).
Spinach Cheese Squares
1/2 Cup Butter
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Milk
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
20 Oz. Frozen Spinach (this is usually two boxes if using that type. I prefer to use the the loose leaf frozen spinach - but I know that isn't as easy to find)
1 Pound Monterey Jack Cheese, Shredded (approx. 4 cups)
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place butter in a 9x13 cake pan. Set in oven and let the butter melt (appox. 5 minutes). Remove from oven let stand while you prepare the next set of ingredients. Be sure to leave the oven on.
Step 2: In a large saute or frying pan, heat the spinach thoroughly - letting any water evaporate through the cooking process. Once heated through, drain the spinach and then lay out on a clean dishtowel (or paper towels or cheesecloth) and wring out the spinach. You want the spinach to be as dry as possible. Set aside.
Step 3: In a large bowl, beat the eggs and then add the flour, milk, salt and baking powder. Stir until well combined. Add the cooked spinach and the cheese. Mix well.
Step 4: Spread into the pan and bake at for 35 minutes - until it just starts to brown around the edges. Cut into squares and serve.