Spinach Au Gratin
Feel free to add sliced mushrooms or water chestnuts as bonus ingredients!
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1/8 tsp salt and pepper
- 20 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1/2 cup Gouda cheese shredded, divided
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded, divided
- 1 tbsp Panko bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Add butter, onion and garlic powder, and cream to a pan and cook on medium-low heat until warmed and melted together.
Stir in cream cheese and salt/pepper until smooth. Simmer 1-2 minutes or until thickened.
Remove from the heat and stir in ¼ cup Gouda and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese. Add spinach to mixture.
Spread spinach mixture into a 1 2-qt baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and bread crumbs. Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
You can substitute frozen spinach for 1 pound of fresh spinach. Remove stems and cook 2-3 minutes until wilted.
If you make ahead like I did, you will need to add an extra 10 minutes to the bake time.