Monday, February 3, 2014

Amazing, Delicious Creamed Spinach

This dish is beyond delicious. My hubs and three of my four kids are creamed spinach fanatics. Usually we get our fix from Boston Market--and theirs is amazing. But you can't get any better than homemade, from scratch. 

Makes 6 Servings

4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup half & half
16 oz. cooked, chopped spinach (I used a combination of 6 oz fresh, sautéed in butter, and 10 oz frozen)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of nutmeg


Melt butter over medium heat, sprinkle flour evenly and whisk quickly until combined. Cook for 3-5 minutes until lightly browned and bubbly. Add onion and garlic and sautee for another 1-2 minutes until slightly softened. Slowly whisk in milk, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Cook another 3-5 minutes until thickened. Stir in salt, pepper, nutmeg and parmesan. Taste and add more seasonings if needed. Stir in spinach, folding gently until evenly mixed. Remove from heat and serve.

This comes together so quickly and is so yummy and makes a great side dish for any meal. We had ours with meatloaf, broccoli and baked potatoes, and there was just enough for one person to have leftovers, which my husband promptly devoured the next day with our turkey dinner. I like thinking the cream, butter and cheese fooled my kids into eating spinach, but honestly three out of my four kids love spinach anyway. Have a great day! 

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