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Baked Spinach and Gruyère

Real Simple NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes
  • Other: 55 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for the dish
  • 6 shallots, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 4 10-ounce boxes frozen leaf spinach, thawed
  • 2 cups grated Gruyère (8 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (2 ounces)


Heat oven to 400° F. Coat a shallow 2 1/2- to 3-quart baking dish with oil; set aside.

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the shallots, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the wine and simmer until evaporated, 4 to 6 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper.

Squeeze the spinach to remove excess liquid. Stir the spinach, shallots, Gruyère, and Parmesan into the egg mixture. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.

Bake until bubbling and the top is golden brown, 45 to 55 minutes.

To Bring It: If the casserole is warm, transport it in an insulated bag or a cardboard box lined with towels. Or you can make it a day in advance and, upon arrival, reheat it, covered, at 350° to 400° F for 45 to 50 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 417
  • Calories from fat: 67%
  • Protein: 24g
  • Carbohydrate: 14g
  • Sugars: 3g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated fat: 16g
  • Sodium: 678mg
  • Cholesterol: 239mg

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Baked Spinach and Gruyère Recipe