Makeover Spinach Gratin

This easy makeover Spinach Gratin is creamy and decadent, with a hint of nutmeg baked in the oven topped with melted cheese for a must at your Holiday table!

This easy makeover Spinach Gratin is creamy and decadent, with a hint of nutmeg baked in the oven topped with melted cheese for a must at your Holiday table!Makeover Spinach Gratin

I bring this dish to my mom’s every year for Thanksgiving because everyone loves it! Much lighter than a traditional gratin, low-carb and easy to make! This is a must for the holidays but if you want to make this for a smaller gathering, you can easily make half of the recipe.

You might also like this Brussels sprouts gratin,  Spiralized Turnip and Potato Au Gratin with Turkey or the classic Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin.

If you don’t know what a gratin is, it’s basically any main veggie dish with a crispy crust consisting of a cheese sauce and sometimes breadcrumbs, that is then browned. I really love gratins bc who doesn’t love warm veggies with cheese! And really you can make them using almost any vegetable like my Spiralized Winter veggie medley gratin, butternut squash gratin, or cauliflower gratin.

 

You can see a video on how to make this recipe here:

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This easy makeover Spinach Gratin is creamy and decadent, with a hint of nutmeg baked in the oven topped with melted cheese for a must at your Holiday table!
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Makeover Spinach Gratin

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SP
111
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins
Yield: 13 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
Creamy spinach with a hint of nutmeg is baked in the oven topped with melted cheese for guiltless decadent Holiday side dish. Yes, spinach gratin just got a makeover!

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp whipped butter, I used Land O Lakes
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup flour, use Gluten free AP flour for GF
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 3 lbs 3 16-oz packages frozen chopped spinach, defrosted
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°.
  • In a heavy-bottomed saute pan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until translucent, about 10 - 12 minutes.
  • Add the flour and nutmeg; cook 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the milk and cook until thickened, about 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Squeeze as much liquid as possible from the spinach and add the spinach to the sauce.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese and mix well. Season to taste, with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the spinach to a large baking dish and sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan and the Swiss cheese on top.  Bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve hot.

Notes

Adapted from Ina Garten

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 cup, Calories: 111kcal, Carbohydrates: 9.2g, Protein: 7.7g, Fat: 5.5g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 17.5mg, Sodium: 287mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2.6g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 3
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