Baked Mushrooms and Spinach Recipe

 
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Baked Mushrooms and Spinach
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Mushrooms and spinach sauteed together in butter. A creamy white sauce is poured over it, topped with tomato slices and grated cheese. Baked in the oven till golden. Best served with a toasted baguette. Creamy and flavorsome this baked dish is a perfect option for brunch.

Ingredients of Baked Mushrooms and Spinach

  • Oven Temp: 325F-160C
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup onion-chopped fine
  • 1 cup spinach-pureed, boiled and ground
  • 200 gm mushrooms-wiped and sliced thick
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper-freshly powdered
  • 3 cups cheese-grated
  • A few tomato slices for garnishing
  • For White Sauce:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3 Tbsp salt or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp powdered black pepper
  • 1/8 Tbsp nutmeg-grated

How to Make Baked Mushrooms and Spinach

  • Make the mushroom mixture:
  • 1.Melt the butter and add onions and stir-fry till they look wet.
  • 2.Add the mushrooms and continue to stir-fry over high heat till vegetables look like they are coated with the butter.
  • 3.Take it off the heat and mix in the spinach, salt, pepper and white sauce.
  • 4.Transfer mixture into a oven proof serving dish.
  • 5.Sprinkle the cheese to cover the mixture, garnish with the tomato slices and bake in a pre-heated oven for half an hour, or till cheese is slightly brown.
  • For the white sauce:
  • 1.In a heavy based pan, heat the butter, stir in the flour and saute till slightly darkened.
  • 2.Add milk very gradually, stirring vigorously all the time to avoid lumps. Bring to a boil.
  • 3.Lower the heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes, continuing to stir to avoid scorching.
  • 4.Add the salt, pepper and any other seasoning that you desire.
  • 5.Chicken can be baked in the same way, by using cooked chicken instead of mushrooms, and you need not have the spinach in it.
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