Servings: 8 to 10
Like a grilled cheese casserole, this aromatic dish will please adults and kids alike. Make sure to line the slow cooker with heavy-duty aluminum foil; otherwise, the casserole might burn in some parts. If you’re pressed for time, opt for preshredded cheese, prepeeled garlic cloves, and a rectangular loaf of bread with a very thin crust. Cube the bread and let it sit out for a day or two to become stale, and you can skip baking it. To make this dish a bit more hearty, feel free to add matchsticks of ham or prosciutto.
This recipe is excerpted from Year-Round Slow Cooker.
You can substitute frozen spinach for the fresh, but be sure to drain it extremely well, then mix it with a bit of salt and sautéed garlic (no need to sauté the spinach itself).
I’ve been making this recipe for years! We’ve had it for Summer brunch, party lunch, and New Year’s Eve dinner. It’s sophisticated flavor and comfort food all in one. There are many ways to shortcut it. I’ve wilted fresh spinach in the microwave and skipped the sauté step. I’ve also infused the milk without the cheesecloth and simply strained it. This recipe never disappoints.
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