Spinach Madeleine Recipe

The season of gathering and celebrating the holidays is quickly arriving and we have just the side dish that your menu needs. Whether you are looking for Thanksgiving inspiration or need a last-minute dish to bring to a dinner party, this Spinach Madeleine recipe is full of delicious flavors that’s sure to be a crowd favorite.  

Spinach Madeleine is a delicious dish that has just the right amount of spice while also providing a creamy and savory flavor that’s perfect for serving as a side or even paired with toasted sourdough bread.  


A Few Key Ingredients: 

  • Frozen Leaf Spinach – Frozen is key to this recipe...keep reading to find out why. 

  • Vegetable Liqueur – Although this may sound like a fancy ingredient unbeknownst to most, it is simply the liquid leftover from cooking the frozen spinach.  

  • Worcestershire Sauce – This must-have ingredient packs a flavorful punch that highlights the savory ingredients.  


As you are preparing to serve your Spinach Madeleine dish, we recommend combining your ingredients ahead of time but waiting to pop in the oven right before guests arrive. This yummy spinach recipe with toasted breadcrumbs is best served warm. Hint - try not to blitz your breadcrumbs too much but rather keep them coarser, this provides a unique texture to the creamy dish.  



Spinach Madeleine Recipe  


2 (10 ounce) packages frozen leaf spinach 

4 tablespoons butter 

2 tablespoons flour 

2 tablespoons chopped onions 

½ cup evaporated milk 

½ cup vegetable liqueur 

½ teaspoon garlic salt 

½ teaspoon celery salt 

½ teaspoon pepper 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 

8 ounces hot monterey jack pepper cheese, cut into small chunks 

breadcrumbs, for topping {the coarser the breadcrumbs, the better!} 


Cook spinach as directed on package, drain, and reserve ½ cup liquid. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Add onion, cook until soft but not brown. Slowly add milk and vegetable liqueur, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Stir in garlic salt, celery salt, pepper, Worcestershire and cheese, continue stirring until sauce is smooth. Add drained spinach. Pour into a 1 ½ quart casserole and top with breadcrumbs. Bake at 350F until heated through and bubbly, about 15-20 minutes. 


Serve It Up

Prepare, bake, and serve your Spinach Madeleine recipe in our stylish Signature White Ruffle Pie Dish for the perfect presentation at your next gathering.

Place a few Fundamental Wood Ruffle Dinner Plates next to your dish for guests to help themselves throughout the night. 




1 comment

YUM! My family loved this dish, such a good one to add to my repertoire!

Ellie October 26, 2022

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