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a plate of Oysters Rockefeller

Oysters Rockefeller


Take your next party to a whole new level by serving these fabulous, rich and creamy Oysters Rockefeller. A Louisiana appetizer favorite made in your very own home. It’s easier than you may think!


  • 18 oysters, shucked in half shell
  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 11 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoon white wine
  • 4 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 6 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces Parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons butter 
  • 1 Tablespoonfresh parsley, chopped
  • rock salt for baking
  • lemon zest for garnish
  • lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Heat oven to 375°.
  2. Crisp up the diced bacon in a pan.
  3. As the bacon is browning, place the spinach into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for a minute. 
  4. Squeeze out any excess water from the spinach. Chop and reserve.
  5. Melt three tablespoons of butter in a pan.
  6. Add in the garlic and shallots. Cook for a minute.
  7. Add in the chopped spinach. Season with black pepper.
  8. Pour in the wine. Cook for a minute before adding the heavy whipping cream.
  9. Cook the mixture for a few minutes to thicken slightly.
  10. Stir in most of the crisp bacon. Save a few pieces for garnish.
  11. Remove pan from heat.
  12. In a small bowl, melt the remaining two tablespoons of butter in the microwave.
  13. Stir in the breadcrumbs and fresh parsley.
  14. Spread the coarse/rock salt onto a baking dish or oven-safe pan. 
  15. Arrange (nestle) the oysters into the salt bed.
  16. Place a spoonful or two of the spinach mixture into each oyster.
  17. Top each oyster with a few generous pinches of both cheeses.
  18. Sprinkle each with the breadcrumb mixture.
  19. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. 
  20. Turn on the broiler and broil for a minute or so to brown the cheese and breadcrumbs.
  21. Garnish with lemon zest and remaining crispy bacon.
  22. Serve with lemon wedges.
  23. ENJOY!



  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer, Seafood
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Seafood


  • Serving Size: 3 oysters

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