Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole Recipe

Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole - this has quickly become a favorite in our house! SO good! Rice, spinach, artichokes, milk, garlic, onion, and four different types of cheeses - ricotta, cream cheese, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. Can make in advance and freeze for later. Great for dinner parties, potlucks, and easy weeknight meals.
spinach rice casserole on a spoon

Cheesy Rice Casserole Side Dish

This Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole has quickly become a favorite in our house. I could make a meal out of this yummy side dish. Rice, spinach, artichokes and four different types of cheeses - ricotta, cream cheese, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. YUM! It is a great way to sneak in some vegetables for those picky eaters. This is super easy to make and goes with just about everything. It is great for potlucks, dinner parties, and holiday meals. It is a delicious alternative to your usual broccoli and rice casserole.

cheesy rice casserole in baking dish

How to Make Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole

This Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole is very simple to make. Start with some cooked rice. I used cooked white rice. You can use any type of rice that you prefer - white, jasmine, or brown. As long as it is already cooked, it is fine. Next, add the spinach, artichokes, cheeses, milk, and seasonings. Spread into a 9x13-inch baking dish and bake.

I chopped my artichokes in the food processor so they chopped pretty fine. Feel free to use larger chunks of artichokes if you prefer. If you love spinach, you can double the spinach in this recipe. I think a little spinach goes a long way, so I never add more. 

If you want to transform this side dish into a main dish, add some cooked chicken or ham. YUM!

Can Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole Be Frozen?

You can definitely freeze this Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole. Sometimes I will split the casserole between two pans and bake one now and freeze one for later.

You can freeze it baked or unbaked. I usually freeze casseroles like this unbaked. To bake this casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below. To reheat this casserole after freezing, thaw completely and reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven.

scooping rice casserole from baking dish

What to Serve with Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole

This Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole is on repeat in our house. It is so delicious! It is like eating spinach and artichoke dip with dinner. I'm definitely not complaining! Here are a few of our favorite recipes that go great with this cheesy Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole:







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collage of rice casserole in baking dish
scooping rice casserole from baking dish
cheesy rice casserole in baking dish
spoonful of cheesy rice casserole
scooping rice casserole from baking dish


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Side Dish
American, Italian
Yield: serves 10

Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole

prep time: 10 minscook time: 40 mins total time: 50 mins
Spinach & Artichoke Rice Casserole - this has quickly become a favorite in our house! SO good! Rice, spinach, artichokes, milk, garlic, onion, and four different types of cheeses - ricotta, cream cheese, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. Can make in advance and freeze for later. Great for dinner parties, potlucks, and easy weeknight meals. #casserole #spinach #artichokes #sidedish #freezermeal

ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 (10 to 12-oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 (14-oz) can artichoke hearts, finely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (15-oz) container ricotta cheese
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325ºF. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, ricotta, milk, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  3. Add cooked rice, spinach, artichoke hearts, 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, and 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese. Mix well.
  4. Spoon rice mixture into baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes.

NOTES:

Calculate nutritional information here: https://www.myfitnesspal.com/recipe/calculator
Can freeze casserole for later. To bake casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above. If freezing already baked casserole, thaw and reheat in the microwave or covered in the oven.
Can use cooked white rice, jasmine rice, or brown rice.
Can substitute cauliflower rice for cooked rice to make this casserole low-carb/keto-friendly.


MORE SIDE DISH RECIPES:
7-Layer Salad
Southern Squash Casserole
Pineapple Casserole
French Onion Broccoli Cheese Casserole
Au Jus Mushroom Rice

RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS:
9X13-inch Baking Dish
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
Food Processor


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4 comments

  1. I am always looking for new veggie casseroles and this looks delicious!!

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  2. Holy Sh!t this is amazing!!! I'm not kidding when I say I'm making this tonight for dinner!!! What the what? I love spinach artichoke dip!!! Yum!!!

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  3. Printing right now, going to the grocery store this afternoon. Will make this weekend with ham steaks. I can already tell this is gonna be good!!!! War Eagle!

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    1. Update: I made it Saturday and took it to a football party, everyone loved it. Yummy, thanks Steph.

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