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Creamed Spinach

Creamed Spinach Recipe – tender wilted spinach draped in a smooth white sauce infused with sauteed garlic, ginger and melted parmesan cheese. A great easy holiday side dish for your favorite roasted chicken, steaks and turkey!
Course Sides
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy recipes, quick and easy, spinach, vegetables
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 - 5 cups
Calories 297kcal
Author Immaculate Bites

Ingredients

  • 2 Frozen spinach (12 ounce each), thawed and drained (See notes for Fresh Spinach)
  • 3- 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion , diced
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 ounce)
  • ½ cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Fresh Spinach

  • Heat up a  a large pot of water to a boil , lightly salt . Then add spinach  leaves cook, let it cook for about a minute or just until wilted
  • Drain extra water from the spinach using a colander. Place in cold water, to cool. Squeeze water out of the spinach and proceed with cooking 
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add butter, let it melt then throw in garlic, onions, and creole seasoning. Stir for about 2-3 minutes or until fragrant Be careful not to let it burn.
  • Add flour and whisk until flour is fully mixed with onion mixture , then cook for about a minute to get rid of the flour taste.
  • Slowly add evaporated milk a little at the time, followed by the milk; you do not want the mixture to form any lumps.
  • Bring to a simmer and let it simmer gently, whisking constantly until the sauce has begun to thicken, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the cheeses, and continue stirring until everything’s melted and evenly combined and smooth.
  • Add spinach, until well combined. Followed by nutmeg and Worcestershire. Adjust seasonings to taste and additional liquid (milk or cream , if needed). Cook for about 1-2 minutes or until heated through.
  • Remove from stove and serve piping hot.

Notes

  1. Substitute frozen spinach with 2 1/2 pound fresh spinach.
  2. You may substitute all-purpose flour with almond flour, but not coconut flour as it is more absorbent and would affect the texture of this dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 223mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2190IU | Vitamin C: 6.3mg | Calcium: 450mg | Iron: 1mg