Pancakes (Crepes) Filled With Spinach (Filling Only)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Great crepes with spinach from French cooking by Eileen Reece.


  1. Press the cooked spinach, chop finely and toss over a medium heat for 2 or 3 minutes until dry in 1 oz butter.
  2. Add the seasoning and a pinch of nutmeg.
  3. In a second pan, melt the remaining butter, work in the flour, add milk, and cook until thick, stirring briskly.
  4. Add the spinach and simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the heat and beat in two thirds of the cheese, correct the seasoning, put a tablespoon of filling centrally on each pancake, roll up and place in a buttered ovenproof dish.
  6. Cover with remaining sauce, sprinkle with remaining cheese, reheat and brown under a hot grill.
Most Helpful

so simple and yet so elegant and delicious thank you for this 5 star dish — Dec 12, 2002. updating my review, we chose this recipe for the crepe cook-along in the french forum yesterday. it is still delicious and is the classic way to make a great crepe filling!

chia February 26, 2006

Years ago I had spinach crepes @ a little sidestreet restaurant in Seattle, Wa. Tried to dup the recipe but it never was just right. This comes close to what I remember. Most delicious, it will be put in my favorites. Thank you for sharing

L DJ August 22, 2008