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Creamed Spinach Gratin

Creamed Spinach Gratin

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  • 1,400g frozen spinach
  • 125ml water
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 large shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 3/4 block (170g) cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 180ml whole milk
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 115g Gruyère cheese, grated
Prep Time


  1. Place frozen spinach and water in to the Ninja Foodi cooking pot. Assemble pressure lid, making sure the pressure release valve is in the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE and set to LOW. Set time to 1 minute, and select START/STOP to begin

  2. When pressure cooking is complete, carefully quick release the pressure by turning the pressure release valve to the VENT position. Carefully remove lid when unit has finished releasing pressure. Transfer the spinach to a colander in the sink, and press with a spatula to release as much liquid as possible; set aside

  3. Wipe out pot with paper towel. Place butter in pot. Select SEAR/SAUTÉ and set to MD. Select START/STOP to begin. Once butter has melted, add shallot and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Select START/STOP to turn off SEAR/SAUTÉ

  4. Whisk in cream cheese and milk until mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in drained spinach, salt, and nutmeg. Spread mixture into an even layer. Sprinkle Gruyère on top

  5. Close crisping lid. Select GRILL and set time to 8 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin

  6. Cooking is complete when Gruyère is nicely browned. Serve warm

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