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Spinach Au Gratin

Feel free to add sliced mushrooms or water chestnuts as bonus ingredients!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

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.