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Ina Garten's Spinach Gratin

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 50 min
  • serves 8

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Directions for: Ina Garten's Spinach Gratin


4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

4 cups yellow onions, chopped (2 large)

¼ cup flour

¼ tsp nutmeg, grated

1 cup heavy cream

2 cups milk

3 pounds frozen chopped spinach, defrosted (5 x 10-oz) packages

1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

1 Tbsp kosher salt

½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground

½ cup Gruyère cheese, grated


1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF.

2. Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 15 minutes. Add the flour and nutmeg and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. Add the cream and milk and cook until thickened. 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.

3. Transfer the spinach to a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan and the Gruyère on top. Bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serve hot.

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