Monday, August 28, 2017

Green Spinach and Ham

1 pkg (12 oz.) frozen, chopped spinach, thawed & drained
1 pkg (8 oz.) Taste of Inspirations Cherrywood Smoked Boneless Ham Steak, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup biscuit mix (or self rising flour)
1 cup small cottage cheese
1/4 cup milk
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 9 x 2 baking dish with cooking spray.  In a large bowl mix spinach, ham, onion and 1/2 cup of the cheese.  Pour into prepared baking dish.  Mix together biscuit mix (or flour), cottage cheese, milk and eggs.  This spoon over spinach mixture and spread evenly with the back of the spoon.  Bake 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and bake another 5 minutes or until cheese melts.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

The idea for this recipe came from a cheezy ham and broccoli dish that I found in an older cookbook.  I made the change from broccoli to spinach, used regular cottage cheese instead of creamed and left out the red pepper.  It turned out delicious!  I've heard back from 2 of my food testers and they loved it.  The ham I used was some I found on sale at Food Lion.  I had never tried it before but it will now be a staple in my refrigerator.  The flavor is delicious and the price is good too.
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