Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

I think this is the perfect side dish to something like my Pork Chop Melts (#70596). It is very impressive when you bring it bubbling to the table.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté the onions in the butter over a low heat for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the hot chicken stock and let simmer 10 minutes more, covered.
  3. Stir in the flour and when it is completely mixed in, add the milk.
  4. Stir while bringing to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until thick.
  5. Stir in two tablespoons of the parmesan, season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  6. Meanwhile, lightly sauté the spinach in a separate pan.
  7. When it is wilted, rinse in cold water until it is cool enough to handle.
  8. Chop roughly and spread over the bottom of a small casserole dish.
  9. Sprinkle over half the remaining parmesan and the nutmeg.
  10. Pour over the sauce and finish with the breadcrumbs and the last of the parmesan on top.
  11. Bake at 200 C or 400 F for 20 minutes.
  12. The gratin is done when it is bubbling and crusty on top.
  13. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

Really enjoyed this. Used kang kong [an Asian green] instead of spinach which made it slightly more mustardy. Definitely worth trying.

Missy Wombat October 22, 2007

This is a fabulous side dish, full of flavour. I used a bit less flour than stated and replaced some of the milk with cream. I used our home-grown spinach and onions and also added a few hot pepper flakes into the sauce. Thanks for posting this Sackville - it's a keeper for sure!

Nic August 26, 2006

This had a wonderful flavor. It would be a nice side dish to a spicy meat course. Thank you Sackville Girl!

MommyMakes February 08, 2006

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