December 28, 2009


Gluten-Free Spinach Casserole

spinach casserole on plate 
This recipe came to me years ago through a friend at church.  I’ve made only a few small changes.  My family enjoys this dish, and it is one of the few ways they will eat cooked spinach.  Don’t be afraid to play around with the ingredient amounts in this recipe.  You can make it beefier or add more spinach.  Make it cheesier, or add more mushrooms.  You get the idea.  You can also use fresh spinach instead of the frozen (probably one bag).

I did not have any mushrooms when I made this the last time, and it is good without them.  My husband would say it is much better without them!  I included them in the recipe, though, because if you like mushrooms, they are a very nice addition.

The tater tots are completely optional, and I have often made this without them.  The kids really like tater tots and it does make it a nice all-in-one dish.

Gluten-Free Spinach Casserole

Preheat oven to 350 if using cheese on top, 375 if using tater tots.
Cook and drain the spinach.  Make sure you get most of the water out by pressing it against the side of a colander.  Cook the ground beef and drain.  Sauté the onion and mushrooms.  Make the cream of mushroom soup.  After it has thickened, add 1/4 cup water and whisk to combine. 

Combine the beef, onion, mushrooms, and spinach. I use the skillet I cooked the beef in (after draining it).  The spinach will be somewhat stuck together after squeezing the water out.  Break it up with your spoon or spatula and get it mixed in with the other ingredients.  Then add the soup and cheese. 

spinach casserole in skillet

Reserve about 1/2 cup of the cheese if you are not using tater tots.  Spread the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.  

spinach casserole in dish

Top with tater tots or the additional cheese.  If using cheese on top, bake at 350 for 20 – 30 minutes until hot and the cheese is melted.  If using tater tots, bake at 375 30 – 40 minutes until the tater tots are hot in the middle. 

spinach casserole with tater tots

*I used mini tater tots for this because they don’t take as long to cook.  If you use regular ones, you will have to bake the dish longer.

This recipe is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, and Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.


How nice Linda! This looks wonderful =D.
Oh yum! My son will eat anything spinach because he loves it. Maybe I can convince my husband to eat it. Ha!
This looks great! I'm always looking for gluten free for some family members.
I love spinach, sounds delish!
I might actually get my husband to eat spinach with this dish, the kiddo too with the tater tots.
That really sounds good!! I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

A View of My Life
We used to eat a casserole like this at summer camp! How funny!
I can see where this would be a kid pleasing dish. My kids are grown now, but I have a nephew who will like this!
Sounds good, Linda. Grace loves tater tots, so she will love this. Thanks for linking to TMTT.
This sounds yummy! Is there a particular brand of GF tater tots that anyone can recommend? I'm a GF newbie and an SO tired of reading labels for hidden gluten.
I love finding new ways to cook with spinach. This will be popular at my house.
Zippy - Ore Ida is gluten free, but I hate to tell you that you should always read labels because ingredients do change. :)
With the mushrooms and tater tots, I might be able to get my hubby to eat cooked spinach using this recipe. ;-) If I could hide it, it would be better. LOL I just made baked potato soup using Yukon gold potatoes and he thought I had slipped in some squash in on him because of the darker yellow color ... silly man.

This looks really tasty. My husband likes
spinach, so I think he will enjoy this.
we do this minus the cheese and spinich replaced with grean beans....
going to have to try this one.
my husband may even eat it with the addition of cheese..
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