Spinach-and-Cheese Puff

Like creamed spinach but cheesier, this baked side is a great accompaniment to any meal.

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  • Servings: 8

Photography: David Loftus

Ingredients

  • Butter, for baking dish
  • 3 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely grated Gruyere cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a shallow 1-quart baking dish.

  2. In a large bowl, combine spinach, half-and-half, eggs, 1 cup Gruyere, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg; stir to combine. Spread evenly in prepared baking dish, and top with remaining 1/2 cup Gruyere. Bake until set and top is golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Bake up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature, then cover with foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 minutes more.

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