Blooming Spinach

We love to host get togethers at our house and enjoy feeding a pack.  This always makes the cut when I choose my appetizers. It’s fast easy and delicious. I’m sure this Blooming Spinach will be a hit for the upcoming Superbowl Sunday .  It takes just 15 minutes to make. If entertaining isn’t your thing, this also makes for a great side dish for any meal. We have it with spaghetti and tomato chicken.

Blooming Spinach

You can reduce the garlic or spinach if you’d like.

Make sure you bake it uncovered after the first round of baking to get it extra cheesy!

Picky eater tip: If you have a child who likes bread and/or cheese. This may be a good option to try. Yes, they may pick off the spinach, but they may not and hopefully they will realize it’s not that bad. If you’re shaking your head right now, you can always leave the green stuff out.

blooming spinach Recipe

Blooming Spinach

Ingredients

  • 1 Unsliced Sourdough Bread Round
  • 1/4 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 8 tbs-10 tbs. melted butter
  • 10 oz sliced cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 3705F
  2. Using a knife, cut sourdough bread in squares (see video). Start cutting lines lengthwise, then width wise through the crust, but not all the way through.
  3. In a bowl, mix melted butter, garlic, and chopped spinach. Set aside
  4. Fill each cut with cheese.
  5. Pour butter mixture on top of the bread.
  6. Place foil on baking sheet. Use another piece of foil to cover bread. Bake covered at  350F for 15 minutes.
  7. Uncover, and bake again for about 6-7 minutes or until cheese melts.
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Hidden Veggie Alfredo Sauce

My kids are relatively decent eaters but some days they won’t eat all the veggies on their plate. It’s probably because I serve some type of vegetable at every meal. Like adults though, they get bored too! By the way, if you’re wondering, they will only eat a select number of vegetables so trust me I have some battles too. I’m now hooked after making this hidden veggie alfredo sauce.

I gave this a try thinking it may not turn out so great, but I was so pleasantly surprised. I now personally won’t have alfredo sauce any other way, at least at home anyway. The cauliflower flavor is definitely there so if you have a super picky eater, i suggest blending the floral shaped veggie into regular alfredo sauce.  Give this a try, my family loved it!

Top it on some fettuccini, spaghetti or whatever pasta your pint sized dictator wants! You can even add chicken.

 

Hidden Veggie Alfredo Sauce

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. cauliflower florets (about 1.5 c. raw)
  • 1tbs. butter
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 3/4 c. whole milk

Instructions

  1. Steam or boil cauliflower florets until soft
  2. While still hot, blend in butter, salt, garlic, and onion powder
  3. Add milk, and blend until smooth
  4. Serve on pasta.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste
  6. Add chicken optional
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