Baked Eggs with Potatoes, Spinach and Cheese Sauce Baked Eggs with Potatoes, Spinach and Cheese Sauce

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You'll need only some last-minute assembly before popping this into the oven while the ham rests.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Holiday Best: 2005


  • 8 cups cubed peeled Yukon Gold potatoes (about 10)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
  • 8 eggs
Cheese Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cups shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 3/4 cups shredded Swiss cheese
Spinach Layer:
  • 2 bags ( each 10 oz/84 g) fresh spinach trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper


In saucepan of boiling salted water, cover and cook potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes; drain well and return to pot. Mash with buttermilk, butter, salt and pepper until smooth. Spread in greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish.

Spinach Layer: Meanwhile, rinse spinach; shake off excess water. In large saucepan or Dutch oven, cover and steam spinach over medium-high heat, with just the water clinging to leaves, stirring once, until wilted, about 5 minutes. In sieve, press out liquid; let cool enough to coarsely chop.

In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; fry onion until softened, about 4 minutes. Add spinach, salt and pepper; stir to combine. Spread over mashed potatoes. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 12 hours.)

Cheese Sauce: In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk; cook, whisking, until thickened to consistency of whipping cream, about 10 minutes.

Stir mustard, salt and pepper into sauce. Add cheese; stir until melted. (Make-ahead: Place plastic wrap directly on surface; refrigerate for up to 12 hours. Rewarm to continue.)

Thinly slice eggs and arrange, slightly overlapping, over spinach. Cover with cheese sauce.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until edges are golden, about 30 minutes.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 549 mg
  • Protein 17 g
  • Calories 360.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Cholesterol 217 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 38 g


  • Iron 25.0
  • Folate 63.0
  • Calcium 31.0
  • Vitamin A 70.0
  • Vitamin C 28.0
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Baked Eggs with Potatoes, Spinach and Cheese Sauce