Spinach madeleine

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins


Serves 6
The jalapeños in this American-inspired dish from Good Food reader Pippa Greve give the spinach a lovely warmth

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal295
  • fat25g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein10g
  • salt1.35g
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  • 50g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 tbsp flour



    Flour is a powdery ingredient usually made from grinding wheat, maize, rye, barley or rice. As…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ 250g tub mascarpone
  • 500g frozen chopped spinach, thawed and liquid collected



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 140g grated cheddar



    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 1 tbsp jalapeño pepper from a jar, drained and chopped
    Jalapeno pepper

    Jalapeno pepper

    ha-la-pee-no pep-per

    A member of the capsicum family, jalapeño chillies range from moderately to very hot.…

  • ½ tsp celery salt



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • ¼ tsp paprika



    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…


  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cook for 2 mins. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 3-5 mins until soft. Add the mascarpone, then slowly add the spinach liquid, stirring until smooth. Cook for 4-5 mins until the sauce thickens.

  2. Stir in the cheddar, jalapeños, celery salt, paprika and spinach. Transfer to a baking dish and bake for 40 mins until golden.

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Comments (5)

archangelrich's picture

I remember eating this when I went out to Louisiana - had been trying to remember what it was for years. Good recipe - I up the chilli a bit myself, but mmmmmm!

pangswe's picture

This is my Christmas must have side. I get asked all the time.

bennystavros's picture

Absolutely gorgeous. I'm cooking up food for my Christmas freezer stock and this was a 'must'. So tasty and unusual. Thank you Pippa for sharing.

lazywife's picture

Have you frozen this before? I wondered if it would freeze well.

yummyfw's picture

What a great side dish! Easy to make and really tasty. I could just sit and eat a bowl of this on it's own.

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