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Creamed Spinach Gratin with Drop Biscuits

Creamed spinach gets a twist! This Creamed Spinach Gratin  gets a hit of cheesy goodness with shredded fontina and nutty parmesan. We then top it with homemade chive drop biscuits and bake. It’s the perfect addition to Thanksgiving, Christmas, or a classic steak dinner.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword creamed spinach, spinach gratin, cheesy spinach
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 407 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 lbs baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Drop Biscuits

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup minced chives
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 2-quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or butter.

  2. Add butter to a large pot. Turn the heat on medium and add onion, garlic, and salt. Sautee until softened, about 3-4 minutes.

  3. Slowly add in spinach in four batches, stirring with a wooden spoon as the spinach wilts. Once the spinach wilts, add cream. Cook another 1-2 minutes. Turn the heat off and cheese and nutmeg. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. Pour the spinach mixture into the prepared pan. Use a spoon to scoop six biscuits on top of the spinach. Bake until 25-30 minutes until biscuits are golden brown and cooked through.

Chive Drop Biscuits

  1. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine. Add herbs. Whisk to combine again.

  2. Add in butter and buttermilk. Use a fork to mix until the dry and ingredients and wet ingredients are just incorporated.

Nutrition Facts
Creamed Spinach Gratin with Drop Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 serving of gratin and 1 biscuit)
Calories 407 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 917mg40%
Potassium 1095mg31%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 15081IU302%
Vitamin C 45mg55%
Calcium 419mg42%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.