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Spinach, Feta, and Potatoes Au Gratin

This easy Spinach, Feta, and Potato Au Gratin recipe is my comfort food. A simple potato casserole recipe that’s perfect for anytime.

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Easy Homemade Potatoes Au Gratin

…Or, as we would call it, Vegetarian Moussaka.

I have so much to say today, yet I am speechless.

How could this happen? How could a human being wake up one day and say to himself, “I’m going to go and take the lives of 20 children today. And a few adults to go with them… yeah, I’m gonna go do that…”

Blame it on mental illness, blame it on the guns, blame it on society. You know what? I don’t know who to blame. Do I blame his parents for his upbringing? Do I blame the 2nd Amendment? Where can I point my finger? I want to feel safe when I send my kids to school! They are supposed to be taken care of while they are there, away from me.

I can’t imagine what the parents and families in Newtown are going through… I just can’t.

I want to say, I am sorry… I am a parent and this is my nightmare, as it was yours as well… I don’t want my nightmares to become a reality. Nightmares are supposed to stay in the back of your mind, stashed away and to never be seen by your eyes. But, unfortunately, this nightmare became a reality for 26 families… I am so saddened. My heart is breaking.

I can’t stop hugging Ana and Aleksandra. Ana is getting frustrated with me because I keep kissing her, but I don’t care. She can scream all she wants. There’s one too many moms wishing they could do the same, but their last kiss was on Friday morning. That’s just not fair…

I chose to share this Spinach, Feta and Potato Gratin with you because when things don’t feel right, I make something that I know will bring the whole family to the dinner table.  Moussaka, or Мусака, is one of those meals. Usually we make it with ground beef, but this time around I wanted something a bit more cheesy. And green.

…Please hug your kids, tell them you love them, and enjoy your family today. I know I am.

God Bless.

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Spinach, Feta, and Potatoes Au Gratin

Katerina | Diethood
This easy Spinach, Feta, and Potato Au Gratin recipe is my comfort food. A simple potato casserole recipe that's perfect for anytime.
5 from 2 votes
Servings : 6
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs

Ingredients
  

  • butter , room temperature, for baking dish
  • 5-6 medium-sized red potatoes , washed, peeled, and sliced 1/8-inch thick, divided
  • 4 bags (10-ounces) fresh baby spinach OR 3 cans (13.5-ounces) spinach, washed and drained, dry with paper towel SEE NOTES FOR DIRECTIONS ON USING FRESH SPINACH
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Rub a 13x9 baking dish with butter.
  • Layer half of the potato slices in dish, overlapping slightly.
  • Spread the spinach on top of the potato slices.
  • Add the crumbled feta cheese over the spinach
  • Layer the rest of the potato slices on top.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, eggs, and salt and pepper.
  • Pour the cream mixture into dish to cover potatoes; cover with foil.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Remove foil and continue to bake until top of gratin is golden, 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Let rest 15 minutes before cutting and serving.

Notes

If using fresh spinach - heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a frying pan; add spinach (you might have to do this in batches), season with salt and pepper and cook until wilted - about 2 to 3 minutes.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 462 kcal | Carbohydrates: 31 g | Protein: 9 g | Fat: 34 g | Saturated Fat: 20 g | Cholesterol: 201 mg | Sodium: 233 mg | Potassium: 905 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 1415 IU | Vitamin C: 15.9 mg | Calcium: 143 mg | Iron: 1.8 mg | Net Carbs: 28 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Macedonian
Keyword: cheesy potato casserole, moussaka, potatoes au gratin, potatoes au gratin recipe, sweet potato casserole
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61 comments on “Spinach, Feta, and Potatoes Au Gratin”

  1. I love this recipe. Made it with both canned and fresh spinach – canned is good fresh is better.
    Potato skins art very nutritious and taste good – no need to peel the potatoes. Serve with a dollop of sour cream. So good!

  2. Fantaaastic recipe … thank you Katerine ๐Ÿ™‚ Fnally I’ve come across the recipe with potatoes and creamy feta spinach as I’ve been looking for in a long time … seriously … There was always something that I did not like in the recipe but yours is the recipe of perfection ๐Ÿ™‚ I am gonna make it tomorrow, first thing in the morning … God bless youโค ps. I’m gonna use fresh spinach and sautรฉ it in lots of onions and garlic and then mix the cheese into it …. I might also double the size as I want to have more layers and I am also sure that simple portion would not feed my family …. now, my mouth is watering …. hugs to you โ˜บ

  3. I have made this recipe three times and I love it! I serve it as a side with salmon cakes. My issue is that the potatoes seem to take a lot longer to cook for me. After 40 minutes covered, the potatoes are not close to fork tender. The only modification I’m making is using lowfat milk. Let me know if you’ve ever had this problem and if there’s something I can do differently!

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      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Zoe! I love this one, too!! I make it quite often, and I’m pretty sure sometimes the baking time, even for me, ranges between 40 and 50 minutes, but I can’t really say why. :-/ I don’t have a clue! How’s that for an answer? ๐Ÿ˜‰
      But, this is why I say “40 minutes, or until fork tender”… I feel like each oven has its own mind. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Turn it up to 400F and see how that goes? Let me know if you try that! Have a great weekend!!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Jamie! I’ve never tried freezing this particular potato dish, however I have frozen other potato gratins by cooking them 3/4 through prior to freezing, then defrost on counter and reheat. I’d say the same process should work for this dish, too. I hope you have a chance to try it. It’s really good! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Thank you! I have all the ingredients to make it (planning to use sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes) and it looks divine! I’m just worried I won’t be able to finish the whole thing before it goes bad. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Elizabeth Monticue

    In this recipe, 40 ounces of fresh baby spinach? 4, 10 ounce bags? Seems like a lot of spinach… I want to try this recipe, want to get the proportions correct. Thanks!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Elizabeth!

      I am updating the recipe as we speak… I normally make this with canned spinach, but the couple of times that I made it with fresh spinach, I did use 4 (10-oz) bags. You have to cook the spinach before layering it on top of the potatoes… once wilted, 40-oz. isn’t all that much. ๐Ÿ˜€

    2. 40 oz is just fine … you want it very spinachy ๐Ÿ™‚ The thing is that ones fresh spinach is sautรฉd in onions, it tremendously reduces in volume …

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