Rating: 2.99 stars
892 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 128
  • 3 star values: 397
  • 2 star values: 225
  • 1 star values: 49

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

Everyday Food, November 2007

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Credit: David Loftus

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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

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  • 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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Reviews (25)

892 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 128
  • 3 star values: 397
  • 2 star values: 225
  • 1 star values: 49
Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2017
Everyone loved it! I will make it again
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2017
It was a winner at our Thanksgiving table. On accident, I added all the cheese to the mix and so then added more to the top. It was great. Thanks!
Rating: 1 stars
11/24/2017
Flavorless.
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2017
I use all of the cheese in the mix. I cut salt to a pinch. I use about 1/4 cup of grated parmesan on top.
Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2014
A favourite! I would have given it 5 stars, except I agree with other reviewers; 2 tsp of salt makes it almost inedible. 1/2 tsp salt is plenty, maybe 1tsp at most. But with that single change, it's perfect. A bit rich for every day, but I make it for potlucks and holiday dinners and always get asked for the recipe.
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2013
Love it! I made this for the first time last night (Thanksgiving 2013) and it turned out great! I used an oblong 3" deep casserole dish (9"x 11") & made a few minor changes: I added a 1/2 cup of chopped sweet onion & a cup of chopped (not sliced) fresh mushrooms. I also could not find gruyere cheese locally so I used the suggestion from the video for this recipe-to use any grated cheese, so I used pre-packaged grated Parmesan, Romano, Asiago. It puffed up well too. Almost like a soufflé.
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2011
everyone loved it but i would definitely add more cheese...like a lot more cheese! cream was fine but it was in need of some cheesy goodness.
Rating: Unrated
10/18/2011
This recipe was not a big hit with my family, but I entrusted someone else to prepare it while I did other things, so I'm not sure it was made correctly.
Rating: Unrated
01/03/2009
I made this recipe for thanksgiving and again for christmas and everyone enjoyed it! It is a super easy dish to prepare and make! It's a great dish that is easy and fast to prep and make especially for holiday potlucks! I agree with the previous comments! The second time I made it, I put a lot less salt! Just a pinch or 1/2 teaspoon of salt would do just fine and make this recipe come out a lot better! :) happy cooking!
Rating: Unrated
01/02/2009
Served for 2008 Thanksgiving and everyone enjoyed it. Definitely, 2T of salt is way too much. I even think 1T is too much as the cheese has a saltiness to it too. I was surprised to hear my brother, who is a wonderful chef, asked for this again and each Thanksgiving forward. Looks like I'll be making this again.
Rating: Unrated
12/25/2008
We found this dish disappointing. I usually make my spinach casserole with a highly seasoned creamy mornay sauce, and this was flavorless in comparison. It bakes up "hard" and eggy like an Italian torta, not soft and creamy. I guess we were expecting it to be like creamed spinach, so we were disappointed.
Rating: Unrated
11/29/2008
After researching recipes and comments, I thought I found a perfect side dish for Thanksgiving. Boy was I wrong. This dish would have been fantastic without the 2 TSP! of salt. I went back to this website hoping that i copied the recipe wrong(which I didn't)and found that the written recipe is the same as the video but when you remove the video there are directions that say to cover and cook 20 and uncover and cook 20, plus it was pictured with a deeper dish to prevent drying out to be an issue.
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2008
Making it one day ahead and then cooking it again for 40 minutes seems like it might dry out. Is it possible to prepare it one day ahead and then bake it the next day with the the Gruyere topping?
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2008
Making it one day ahead and then cooking it again for 40 minutes seems like it might dry out. Is it possible to prepare it one day ahead and then bake it the next day with the the Gruyere topping?
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2008
Making it one day ahead and then cooking it again for 40 minutes seems like it might dry out. Is it possible to prepare it one day ahead and then bake it the next day with the the Gruyere topping?
Rating: Unrated
02/22/2008
We enjoyed this as a main dish seved with good salad leaf mix.
Rating: Unrated
11/23/2007
Absolutely fabulous served warm, just as delicious at room temperature. Great for entertaining! Very easy.
Rating: Unrated
11/22/2007
This is a great recipe!!!! Had a pre Thanksgiving dinner this past weekend and people were going back for THIRDS... I highly recommend this for any entertaining meal...It tastes great and is easy to prepare. Once again..THANKYOU MARTHA!!
Rating: Unrated
11/22/2007
This is a great recipe!!!! Had a pre Thanksgiving dinner this past weekend and people were going back for THIRDS... I highly recommend this for any entertaining meal...It tastes great and is easy to prepare. Once again..THANKYOU MARTHA!!
Rating: Unrated
11/21/2007
Can the gruyere cheese be substituted with another type of cheese? If yes, what do you recommend? Thanks
Rating: Unrated
11/21/2007
can this be done with fresh baby spinach , steamed? if so how much? have a great thansgiving.
Rating: Unrated
11/16/2007
This is a question to anyone. How do I get a photo or even Marta's icons on my page?? Thanks!!!!!
Rating: Unrated
11/16/2007
Really, really good. Anything with Gruyere cheese is wonderful.
Rating: Unrated
11/15/2007
Candace, I'm thinking of making this recipe for Thanksgiving... did you ever try it with just two packages of spinach and if so, how did it turn out? I was already thinking of that when I read the recipe. Thanks!
Rating: Unrated
11/12/2007
Delicious and Easy. Think I'll try it with only 2 boxes of chopped spinach next time.