To make an easy spinach casserole, thaw out two 10-ounce packages of frozen chopped spinach, and squeeze the spinach over a colander to eliminate the extra water. Set 8 ounces of cream cheese out at room temperature to let it soften. Mix thoroughly, and ladle it into a casserole dish.
Sprinkle the mixture with a cup of dried bread crumbs, if desired, and add seasoning salt to taste. Place the dish into an oven heated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 20 minutes.
Alternatively, use cottage cheese in place of the cream cheese, particularly if you want the casserole to be as low in fat as possible. Use eggs to give the spinach some more solidity, and add sauteed onion and garlic to provide a bit more flavor. Adding cheddar cheese provides more variety to the tastes of the cheese. If using eggs, cooking time lengthens to an hour rather than 20 minutes, still at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Some other choices for adding some different flavors to the casserole include nutmeg, ground red pepper and Dijon mustard. Finding the flavor mix that your family enjoys most can make this easy casserole a staple at dinnertime, particularly on busy and hectic days.