Baked Mushrooms with Spinach

Delight your guests with a special side that’s perfect for the holiday season.

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  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 pound large fresh mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

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  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Place spinach in a greased 8-in. baking dish; set aside.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ] Remove stems from mushrooms. Set caps aside; chop stems. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Sauté chopped mushrooms and onion in 2 tablespoons butter; spoon over spinach. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”4″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Sprinkle with bacon. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”5″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Top with mushroom caps. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”6″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Melt remaining butter; brush over caps.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”7″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large saucepan, combine the milk, cheese, mustard, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until cheese is melted; pour over the top. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”8″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.  Serves 6.[/step-item]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest