Spinach Casserole with Cheesy Panko Bread Crumbs

On Thanksgiving my husband made the turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry relish. The rest was up to me. Mashed potatoes were a given, and we always like having rolls and salad. Still, I felt like we needed to serve another green vegetable, so I made a spinach casserole with cheesy panko breadcrumbs.

Spinach Casserole with Cheesy Panko Bread Crumbs

This recipe for a delicious creamy spinach casserole with cheesy panko bread crumbs is a great side dish to serve at the holidays or any festive occasion.

My daughter always loved Boston Market’s creamed spinach, and I have tried to make it, but it’s just not the same. Instead, I experimented with a little cream in the spinach, and added a nice cheesy toasted bread crumb topping.  

A serving of cream spinach casserole with panko bread crumbs.

This is similar to the Spinach Artichoke Appetizer I made a while back. There’s something about spinach and panko bread crumbs that makes them a great match. You could use regular bread crumbs, but I enjoy the lighter, crunchier texture of the panko.

A spinach casserole with cream, butter, cheese and bread crumbs is hardly low in calories but it does have good nutritional value and goes great with turkey. I know everyone that came to our table liked it and there was only a tiny bit leftover which was quickly eaten the next day.

Here’s the Recipe:


Spinach Casserole with Cheesy Panko Bread Crumbs

Spinach Casserole with Cheesy Panko Bread Crumbs Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 45 mins Serves: 8-10


  • 2 - 1 pound bags frozen chopped spinach - thawed and drained
  • 1 small onion - diced
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup butter melted 1 stick
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs


  1. Saute onions and garlic in olive oil in a large pan, on medium heat for a few minutes, making sure the garlic does not burn.
  2. Add spinach and salt and pepper.
  3. Stir and continue to saute for about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add cream and combine well.
  5. Remove from heat and pour into a baking dish, approx. 9 x 11 inches
  6. In a separate bowl combine melted butter, Parmesan and bread crumbs.
  7. Stir until combined.
  8. Spread over spinach.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. Hi Patti, I am always looking for something new to make for Holiday Meals. I’m definitely going to try this one. We love Spinach, garlic and Anything with CHEESE. I think this one will be a favorite year round. Thanks

    • Hi Donna,

      It turned out pretty good and one thing I didn’t write was that I made it a few hours ahead and kept it warm in the oven and it was not dry at all. I thought about putting a little cheese in with the cream too. Maybe next time. I hope you love it and thanks for stopping by,

  2. These looks tasty and easy, can’t go wrong. I love spinach so I will definitely be giving this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I used to love the spinach at Boston Market. I had forgotten all about it. I love the idea of using pandora and can’t wait to try it!

  4. what a great way to serve spinach! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up – Would love to have you give us a comment at the party!

  5. This sounds so interesting. Spinach is so good for you! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

  6. I haven’t had Boston market’s cream spinach in a long time. This sounds great.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,

  7. I love Creamed Spinach and this looks delicious. Funny my daughter and I were talking about what sides to have for Christmas Day Dinner and we both what about Creamed Spinach. She loved the idea but we both agreed it gets cold so quickly. I think your recipe and trick to keeping it warm are perfect and I printed out the recipe.

  8. This sounds delicious and I love that the spinach is still quite green, not overcooked! Great pics:)

  9. I like the idea of the crispy topping over the spinach, and cheese is always good! Thanks for sharing with Fiesta Friday.

  10. Hi Patti,
    We will love your Spinach Casserole it looks delicious with the Panko and Cheese. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  11. I need to try making more casseroles. Yum! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared. Happy Holidays!

  12. Mmmm…I love spinach 🙂 Looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday Blog Hop!

  13. Yummy! and vegetarian, perfect for my family!

    Thanks for sharing at Bloggers Spotlight!

  14. Your recipe has been pinned to our Full Plate Thursday Featured Board and is featured on Full Plate Thursday! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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