Spinach-Corn Bake

This is another dish that went in for the potluck party…one of my personal, all time favourites. I love to have it straight from the oven, along with garlic bread.

I did not get to take a picture with the final layer of mashed potatoes on. If you have any queries, please do get in touch with me.

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Ingredients:

  • Onions – 4 nos (medium sized, finely chopped)
  • Garlic – 10 pods (finely chopped; the quantity can be altered to suit your taste)
  • Spinach – 6 bunches (medium sized; cleaned, dried and finely chopped)
  • American Sweet Corn kernels – 250 gms (cooked with salt)
  • Potatoes – 5 nos (medium sized; cooked and mashed to a smooth paste. Add little salt and keep aside)
  • Mozzarella Cheese – 250 gms (grated)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oregano – 1-2 tsps (to suit your taste)
  • Cooking oil – 2 tsps

Serves: 4 persons (main course)

Method:

  • Pre-heat the microwave to 180 deg C (350 deg F)
  • In a wok, heat the oil and sauté the onions and garlic on a low flame, taking care not to burn the onions. After cooking, the onions should be tender looking.
  • Add the salt and sauté for another minute.
  • Add the spinach and allow to cook till the spinach has lost its raw flavour (do not use any water).
  • Add the cooked corn kernels, stir well.
  • Lastly, add the oregano and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes. Remove from flame and add 1/4 of the grated cheese. Stir well.
  • Transfer to a microwaveable dish. Spread the remaining 3/4th part of grated cheese evenly over the spinach-corn mixture, ensuring that the entire surface is covered.
  • Now, make the top-most and final layer with mashed potato. Evenly spread out the salted mashed potato over the spinach-corn mixture, fully covering the entire surface. Its like packing the entire dish with the mashed potato.
  • Dot with butter and bake at 180 deg C for about 15-20 minutes. You will end up having a slightly crusty surface with soft insides.
  • Serve hot with garlic bread and enjoy the cheesy explosions in your mouth! 😀

(Ensure each serving gets a spoonful from the top layer to the bottom. If just the top layer is scraped off, it wont do much for your taste buds)

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11 responses to “Spinach-Corn Bake

  1. Absolutely yum… the color of the corn complements the color of the spinach and gives it this irresistible look 🙂

  2. Very true Anupama! The colours do play a very important role na. Do try out this dish and let me know how it turns out.
    Also, I’d like to thank you so much for encouraging me with every post. Really sweet of you. I must say that I look forward to your comments/feedback for every post 😉

  3. Excellent recipe. I have become a fan of your blog. The spinach corn, I have tasted so far is mashed spinach. It is generally very bland and tasteless. I am just waitng to try all your recipes when your cousins are here.
    Hey! I have some doubts. Can I use cheddar instead, which is easily avalable, And also frozen corn which is much affordable than American sweet corn. Thank you.bye.

  4. Thanks Latha Aunty! So sweet of you 😀
    Btw, why would you want to wait till the girls come home? You could even try it now and make it again later! 😀
    And sure, you could use cheddar but only, mozzarella is goey-er and yummier! Im sure procuring mozzarella isn’t a problem…its easily available in most local supermarkets these days.
    Also, frozen corn would be my last option since it isn’t always fresh. American sweet corn cobs are easily available, again at most local supermarkets…and they aren’t too expensive. You could get them and shell the corn kernels from the cob (hold the cob vertically and slit a knife through the kernels; you can do it with the corn still raw since it is really juicy). If you’re making this for 4 people, then corn from two cobs should work.
    Do try this and let me know how it turned out 😀

  5. Ohk! You meant corn cobs for american sweet corn. I was under the impression it is those green giant tinned american sweet corn which is generally expensive. corn cobs is no problem.byee

  6. oh vow! I envy V’s colleagues now who got a chance to dig in all these goodies!! I have all the ingredients at home for the Bake..yay! going to make it in the evening and let you know how it turned out 🙂

  7. Wow! Good to hear to turned out well. Im tempted to make it today 😉

  8. Hi.., I don’t have a conventional oven , can u gimme an alternative . Thx

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