Baked Spinach Casserole

  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups light cream (1/2 & 1/2)
  • 3 Tbsp. grated onion
  • 2 packages frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 lb. chopped mushrooms
  • 3 Tbsp. grated Gruyere or Swiss cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper

Preheat the oven to 325º F.

For the mushroom sauce, sauté the onions and mushrooms in butter for 5 minutes. Blend in the flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Gradually add the cream, stirring to boiling point. Turn off heat and taste for seasoning.

In a buttered casserole, spread half of the spinach; cover with half of the mushroom sauce, then repeat. Sprinkle with the grated cheese. Set in pan of hot water. Bake for 40 minutes.

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour

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