Monday, November 16, 2009

Spinach & Cheese Puffs

A great side dish for Thanksgiving or any other time of the year.Bake up to 1 day ahead and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature, then cover with foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 minutes more.

Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Serves 8


Butter, for baking dish

3 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

1 1/2 cups half-and-half

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 1/2 cups coarsely grated Gruyere cheese (about 6 ounces)

Coarse salt and ground pepper

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a shallow 1-quart baking dish.

In a large bowl, combine spinach, half-and-half, eggs, 1 cup Gruyere, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, and nutmeg; stir to combine. Spread evenly in prepared baking dish, and top with remaining 1/2 cup Gruyere. Bake until set and top is golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes.

Martha Stewart November 2007

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