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 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.

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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

3
Freestyle Points
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, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 17.5mg, Sodium: 287mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2.6g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 3
Points +: 3