Here is the most delicious, easy and healthy side dish. If you love spinach like me this is definitely your recipe. What i love the most about this recipe is that it takes only 5 minutes to prepared and its light , no dairy is involved of making it. If you like you can add some cream and cheese, but believe me you will love this version of the Spinach Au Gratin. My secret for making this dish even extra delicious is that I use seasoned croutons, instead bread crumbs. This dish is perfect for large parties, you can make it the day before and just heated the next day. I love to make it during the Holidays, specially on Thanksgiving, its very light and perfect side dish for turkey or any other poultry. If you want to make it more decadent you can sprinkle some parmesan cheese, who doesnt love cheesy spinach.
|Black Pepper||To taste|
|Seasoned Croutons||1/2 cup|
|Olive Oil||3 Tbsp.|
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Wash well and chopped finely the spinach. To dry the spinach us a salad spinner. To make the crouton crumbles , put it in a zip loc bag and smashed them with meat tenderizer until they become like a bread crumbs.
Butter a flat gratin dish with 1 tbsp. of the olive oil. Arrange spinach in the dish and season with the salt and fresh cracked black pepper. Spread the crumble croutons on top and drizzle with the remaining olive oil over it.
Bake at 375 F for 20 to 25 minutes., until spinach is tender and crouton bits are golden brown.
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