Gluten Free Creamed Spinach Gratin Recipe
Well the Art Show turned out to be a smash success! But since one of my darling son’s sponsors was Grey Goose Vodka (meaning lots and lots of free vodka!) it took me awhile to – well, let’s just say rest up!
Time to continue with our gluten-free Thanksgiving makeover.
Just for the record, this is what constitutes the traditional feast in our home:
Chicken Liver Pate with Mushrooms
Gluten-Free Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing
Gluten-Free Giblet Gravy
Creamed Spinach Gratin
Green Beans with Balsamic Onions
Mustard Cheddar Potato Gratin
Yams topped with Marshmallows
Granddad’s Jell-O Salad
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Store Bought Canned Cranberry Sauce (I know but it does have its appeal!)
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake and about another five desserts.
I really love this Gluten Free Creamed Spinach Gratin Recipe which I adapted from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Parties! It originally called for flour as a thickening agent, which just goes to show you that even though you think that lots of Thanksgiving dishes would naturally be gluten-free – there are indeed unexpected places that pesky little gluten can show up.
I hope your family enjoys this dish as much as we do.
Gluten Free Creamed Spinach Gratin Recipe
- 5 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach defrosted
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 large white onions chopped
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon course salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated black pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 cups milk divided
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Squeeze as much liquid as possible from the spinach.
- Melt butter in a heavy-bottomed sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent but not browned -- about 15 minutes. Add the nutmeg, salt and pepper. Cook for about 2 more minutes.
- Mix cornstarch with about ¼ cup of cold milk.
- Add rest of milk and heavy cream to onion mixture and cook until hot -- about 5 minutes. Add the cornstarch and milk mixture and cook until sauce has thickened. Add spinach and ½ cup Parmesan cheese to the cream mixture. Mix well.
- Transfer the spinach to a 9-inch square or round baking dish. Top with remaining cheeses. Bake for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
- Can be made ahead up to point where the dish goes into the oven – just cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Let dish come to room temperature before final cooking.
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Huh, I would have expected more cheese to hold it together, a thick one like ricotta or cottage. But it looks great! Reminds me of a spinach quiche.
what a beautiful photo!
I’m loving your whole gluten free Thanksgiving series. Delicious spinach prepared with all that beautiful cheese….mmmm.
I really should be living in your neck of the woods!
Glad the hear the show was a success.
Just recommended your blog to another friend :)
let me point out Lingonberries from Ikea (In the food section), they are the Euro version of our Lingonberries.
Makes for fantastic sauces!
that’s fantastic that you have revised your *Thanksgiving* menu yet still so savory + decadent! I have always loved creamed spinach gratin but have so many sensitivities to dairy. I found that using almond milk as well as organic ‘rennet’ free cheese in small doses really makes a difference for me. Enjoying your series!
That looks delicious. More kids would eat their spinach if it looked like this.
I want to have Thanksgiving at your house!
The creamed spinach looks divine…and congrats to your son! You sound like such a proud mama, and righfully so!!
Lovely recipe! Made my mouth water! :)
This sounds absolutely delicious – spinach is one of my favourite veggies and with cheese? Who could argue with that! It seems like such a comforting dish at this time of year too – something to warm the cockles!
This looks divine and I've only found this now in 2010! I might try it with an almond milk and lighter cheese like @TasteMemory mentioned and see what happens.
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