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dairy free creamed spinach gratin with breadcrumbs

Dairy Free Creamed Spinach Gratin.

Delicious and rich, you'd never guess this creamed spinach gratin is dairy free! This savory side dish is a real crowd pleaser for holiday dinners.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword gluten free thanksgiving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 393 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 24 ounces frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons vegan buttery spread
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups non-dairy milk
  • 4 Tablespoons gluten free flour
  • 4 Tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 cups Daiya mozzarella cheese shreds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the breadcrumbs:


  1. Place the olive oil and chopped onion in a pan, and saute until softened, about five minutes. Add the spinach, and stir until cooked through.

  2. Add the non-dairy milk and stir. Combine the flour and water in a small container with a lid, and shake until the lumps are gone. Drizzle into the spinach mixture and stir until thickened.

  3. Add the buttery spread, garlic salt, and pepper, and stir. Add the Daiya cheese a little at a time, stirring constantly to melt and incorporate.

Make the breadcrumb topping:

  1. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan. Add the six slices of bread that you have broken into pieces and saute the pieces in the oil. Keep stirring, don’t let them burn! You want them to be golden brown. Season with the garlic salt.

  2. To serve, pour the spinach mixture into a casserole dish or serving dish, and top with garlic buttery breadcrumbs.

Recipe Notes

Use the bread that works for your diet - could be gluten free, whole grain, or paleo - you choose!

You can also use ready made breadcrumbs. Just use about two cups.

Nutrition Facts
Dairy Free Creamed Spinach Gratin.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 393 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 1432mg62%
Potassium 558mg16%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 13937IU279%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 349mg35%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.