Vegan Creamed Spinach with Biscuit Topping

November 15, 2019
Article by Vegan Richa

Vegan Creamed Spinach. Simple Creamy Delicious Spinach baked with non dairy cream and topped with herbed cheesy biscuit topping. Vegan Recipe. Can be Soy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free.  Jump to Recipe

Creamed Spinach makes for a delicious side in the holiday season. Spinach, kale or other greens cooked with herebs, garlic and cheesy cream and served as is or with cheesy biscuit topping! Lets raise that bar on Vegan Creamed Spinach.

This Creamy Spinach Gratin comes together really quickly with just 7 ingredients. Once the mixture is slightly thickened, top with the quick cheesy biscuit topping and bake!

Vegan Creamed spinach in white plate and iron skillet

Ingredients for Vegan Creamed Spinach

  • For Creamed Spinach you need a good lot of spinach, onion, garlic, pepper flakes, black pepper and herbs such as oregano. For the cream part, you need either cashew cream, silken tofu cream or other non dairy cream option. Add some nutritional yeast or miso for cheesier flavor.
  • For the biscuit topping, you need flour, almond flour, dried herbs, salt, nutritional yeast and non dairy milk.

How to Make Vegan Creamed Spinach with Biscuit topping

Heat the cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add oil. Add oregano, peppers and mix for a few seconds. Or use 2 tbsp broth for oil-free.

Add onion and garlic and 1/8 tsp salt. Cook until translucent.

Ingredients for Creamed Spinach in Bowls

onion and garlic in cast iron skillet

 Spinach getting cooked in cast iron skillet

Creamy non dairy milk added to spinach in cast itron skillet

Add the thawed spinach and continue to cook until the water is almost gone. Add the non dairy cream and salt and mix in. Take off heat.

Make the Biscuit topping: Mix the flours and dry ingredients in a bowl.

Ingredients for biscuit topping in bowls

Biscuit dough for Creamed spinach

Add 1/2 cup milk and mix in. Add milk 1 tbsp at a time to make a thick muffin like mixture. Drop spoonfuls over the creamy spinach.

Bake at 400 deg F for 25 mins. Broil for a minute to crisp the top if needed.

Biscuit topped Creamed spinach in cast iron skillet

Can I make this gluten-free?

Yes, Omit the biscuit topping and serve the creamed spinach after it has thickened in the skillet.

Or use a mix of 3/4 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup oat flour and 1/4 cup starch mix for the biscuits.

Can I make this ahead of time?

Yes, Make the spinach mixture and refrigerate for upto 1 day. Make the biscuit topping and bake on the day to serve.

You can also refrigerate baked creamed spinach and reheat in the oven for 10 mins to serve.

Vegan Creamed spinach in cast iron skillet

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Vegan Creamed spinach in cast iron skillet

Vegan Creamed Spinach with Biscuit topping

Vegan Creamed Spinach. Simple Creamy Delicious Spinach baked with non dairy cream and topped with herbed cheesy biscuit topping. Vegan Recipe. Can be Soy-free, Nut-free, Gluten-free.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time45 mins

Total Time55 mins

Course: Side

Cuisine: American

Keyword: creamed spinach, spinach gratin

Servings: 6 side serving

Calories: 135.71kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

Creamed Spinach:

  • 1 tsp oil or broth to saute
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 cloves of garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 cup (160 g) chopped or sliced onion
  • 1/2 tsp salt , divided
  • 16 oz frozen spinach , thawed for 10 mins, or use chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 cup (236.59 ml) cashew milk (1/3 cup cashews blended with 1 cup water), or or silken tofu cream (1/2 cup silken tofu blended with 1 cup water), or other non dairy cream

Biscuit topping:

  • 3/4 cup (93.75 g) all purpose flour , see not for gluten-free
  • 1/4 cup (28 g) almond flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried herbs (I use rosemary and oregano)
  • 2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup (118.29 ml) + 2 tbsp non dairy milk ,such as light coconut milk, soy milk or unsweetened almond milk

Instructions

  • Heat the cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add oil. Add oregano, black pepper and pepper flakes and mix for a few seconds.

  • Add onion and garlic and 1/8 tsp salt. Cook until translucent. (3 to 5 mins)

  • Add the thawed spinach and continue to cook until the water is almost gone.

  • Add the non dairy cream and salt and mix in. Take off heat. You can add 1 tbsp nutritional yeast or 1/2 tsp miso and mix in, for cheesier creamed spinach. (You can refrigerate this creamy spinach for upto a day)

  • Make the topping: Mix the flours and dry ingredients in a bowl.

  • Add 1/2 cup non dairy milk and mix in. Add milk 1 tbsp at a time to make a thick muffin like mixture. Drop spoonfuls over the spinach.

  • Bake at 400 deg F (205 C) for 25 mins. Broil for a minute to crisp up the biscuits if needed. Serve hot!Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for upto 2 days. Reheat in the oven for 10 mins or so.

Notes

Gluten-free: Omit the biscuit topping and serve the creamed spinach after it has thickened in the skillet.  Or use a mix of 3/4 cup almond flour, 1/4 cup oat flour and 1/4 cup starch mix for the biscuits.  Make ahead: Make the spinach mixture and refrigerate for upto 1 day. Make the biscuit topping and bake on the day to serve. You can also refrigerate baked creamed spinach and reheat in the oven for 10 mins to serve Nutrition is 1 serve

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Creamed Spinach with Biscuit topping

Amount Per Serving

Calories 135.71 Calories from Fat 38

% Daily Value*

Fat 4.24g7%

Saturated Fat 0.29g2%

Sodium 461.24mg20%

Potassium 420.74mg12%

Carbohydrates 20.32g7%

Fiber 3.93g16%

Sugar 1.88g2%

Protein 6.23g12%

Vitamin A 8889.41IU178%

Vitamin C 6.6mg8%

Calcium 185.42mg19%

Iron 2.76mg15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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