Garlicky Potato and Baby Spinach Gratin


 Delicious, Quick Side Dishes

Total Time:
30 mins


  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 3 ounces baby spinach (4 cups)

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • One 1/2-pound baking potato, peeled and sliced, on a mandoline, 1/16 inch thick


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. Butter an 8-by-12-inch baking dish. In a glass measuring cup, combine the cream with 1/4 cup of the Parmesan and the salt, pepper and nutmeg.

  2. In a medium skillet, melt the butter. Add the baby spinach and minced garlic and cook over moderately high heat, tossing, until the spinach is wilted, about 1 minute.

  3. Spread the potato slices in the baking dish and cover with the spinach. Pour the cream over the top and shake the dish to distribute evenly. Sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan over the top and bake for about 20 minutes, or until browned, bubbling and the potatoes are tender. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Related Articles