Baked and Roasted Side: Au Gratin Spinach

Au Gratin Spinach

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Wisconsin sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 pound fresh spinach, or 3 (10-ounce) packages chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/3 cup fine, dry bread crumbs
Cooking Procedures:
  • In a saucepan, melt butter. Add flour, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually add milk and cook until thickened, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add 2/3 cup of the cheese to sauce. Stir until cheese is melted.
  • Wash and drain fresh spinach and chop coarsely. Place in 12x9x2 inch buttered baking pan. Pour cheese sauce over spinach.
  • Mix remaining cheese with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over casserole.
  • Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 30 minutes or until crumbs are browned.
  • Makes 8 servings.

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