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Savory Layered Crêpe Cake with Bacon, Spinach, Béchamel Sauce, And Cheese

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In North America, pancakes are a breakfast time staple best served with a large helping of syrup. However, crêpes — the humble pancake’s French cousin — come in both sweet and savory form and can be enjoyed any time of the day. So when hunger strikes, treat yourself to this rather unconventional recipe that gets the best out of those tasty crêpes.

Savory Crêpe Cake with Bacon & Spinach

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine French
Servings 10 crêpes


  • Pan
  • Pot
  • Oven


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 17 fl oz milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 7 oz diced bacon
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1.75 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 10 fl oz milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • nutmeg to taste
  • 7 oz shredded mozzarella
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce


  • Stir the flour, eggs, milk, and a pinch of salt into a smooth mixture. The mixture should be enough to produce 10 crêpes.
  • Melt butter in a pan before frying the bacon. Add the diced onion and spinach, frying the ingredients until the spinach has wilted.
  • Melt butter in a pot. Add the flour and keep stirring the mix so that no lumps form. Pour in the milk and season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Spoon a generous helping of spinach and bacon onto the crêpe and spread it out. After sprinkling on some mozzarella, spread three tablespoons of béchamel sauce on top before adding the next crêpe. Keep on building your cake like this until all the crêpes are used up: spinach, cheese, béchamel sauce. To finish, spread some tomato sauce, mozzarella, and béchamel sauce on the uppermost crêpe. Bake the cake at 355°F for 15 minutes.


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So what are you waiting for? It’s time to tackle this delicious tower of French-inspired savory goodness! And if you’d like to try a sweet version of this innovative cake, take a look at this recipe. Bon Appétit!