Spinach and Cheese Bake

2 tablespoons butter, melted

12 ounces fresh baby spinach

1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

3/4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese 

(I cheated & used 2 cups Mexican blend cheese instead of the 2 cheeses.)

1 1/3 cups flour

1 1/2 cups milk

4 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

3 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


Preheat oven to 350°.

Pour the butter into the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray; tilt dish to coat. 

Place spinach evenly in bottom of dish; sprinkle with cheeses.

Combine flour and remaining ingredients, EXCEPT red pepper flakes, in a medium bowl; whisk until blended. 

Pour milk mixture over cheese and spinach.

Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until lightly browned. 

Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes.

Serve immediately. (Serves 8)