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Baked Spinach with Three Cheeses

No recipe image available.This delicious side dish can also be served as an appetizer by spooning portions atop thin, small slices of fresh, rustic bread.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup grated Edam cheese
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons fresh bread crumbs
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 (10-ounce) packages ready-to-use fresh baby spinach
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°C (175°C). Lightly butter a 12-inch oval gratin pan or an 11x7x2-inch baking dish.
  2. Mix onion, feta cheese, Edam cheese, blue cheese, dill, nutmeg, bread crumbs, egg yolk and nutmeg in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add spinach and sauté until wilted and juices evaporate, about 3 minutes. Transfer to strainer; drain well. Shake strainer up and down to remove as much liquid as possible.
  4. Arrange spinach in prepared baking dish. It will make a thin layer. Top with onion mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake until heated through, about 20 minutes.
  5. Heat broiler. Broil spinach, about 6 inches from broiler element, until cheese is golden brown on top, watching closely to prevent burning, about 2 minutes.
  6. Serve warm or hot.

Makes 4 side dish or 12 appetizer servings.