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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. This sounds really good but can this be made like Potatoes Au Gratin since my friends don’t like Spinach? Help Or what other cheese?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Lauren! Because I have never tried making it with coconut milk, I can’t be 100% certain, but I have made it with just plain milk and it worked out just fine. If you make it, let me know!

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    stacey snacks

    Made this tonight w/ sweet potatoes and frozen defrosted spinach……..used whole milk cause I had it, and some minced garlic along w/ the feta.

    Delicious!

  3. This smells delicious and I can’t wait to try it! But I think I used to much spinach and potatoes and not enough of the liquid mixture? How can I adjust it? Can I just sprinkle feta on top to get that yummy melted cheese look? Thanks!!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Sarah! Since I can’t tell how much you might need, I would suggest to pour just a little bit of heavy cream over it and cook it until the top is browned, but only if it seems the dish seems too dry. And yes, sprinkle that feta on top! That’s a great idea!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Emily Rainbow Delicious

    This recipe is delicious! I made it tonight for dinner with fresh spinach and it was a big hit for the whole family.

  5. I saw your recipe & your comment to please visit your blog on Pinterest and here I am. I can’t wait to try this recipe… and some of your other ones, too. I’m also going to follow your board. Thank you!

  6. This turned out great. This recipe is too much for a 2qt dish. Since I had already dirtied the 2qt, I thought I’d go ahead and just use it. I ended up only using 2 cans of spinach, and left out quite a bit of the potatoes. I made it again afterwards with canned potatoes, 1 can of spinach, 2 eggs, and about 1 cup heavy creamer. Oh and I tossed the potatoes with grape seed oil and some spices! I really like this recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      That’s great, Candace! SO glad to hear you enjoyed it! And thanks for catching my mistake in the recipe… 2 quart? Hmmm….It’s what happens when you write your recipes at 1 a.m.
      Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!

  7. Thx for this recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚ I did few modifications of it, to make it fully vegan, instead of feta i used home-made vegan ricotta. Added tofu, onion and garlic (lots of garlic :D).

  8. I’ve used this recipe and made a few variations of it…I even got a catering gig from it! Its famous! Perfection! I use half kale/half spinach and people love it. Also, heat the cream or milk in a saucepan and use things like whole garlic cloves and lemon zest in it…then remove them and pour over the gratin…and people won’t know what hit them!

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      Kate@Diethood

      That is awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing – so happy to know that you love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ And I am definitely going to try it out your way… I like the sound of garlic and lemon in the cream!! YUMMO!

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