Creamed Spinach

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Swirls of fresh spinach combined in an indulgent Parmesan cream sauce. This is a perfect side dish on its own or as a topping on chicken and fish. It even makes a delicious addition to casseroles!

Creamed Spinach

I’m thinking there are two types of people. Those who always serve creamed spinach during holidays and special dinners, and those who never do. Until now, I fell into the latter category. Now that I’ve realized just how easy and creamy this is, and how good it tastes with pretty much any meal, I think the only logical next step is to start serving it with everything. Everything. I’m going to sneak it into casseroles, omelettes, chicken, and fish. I’m going to stop baked potatoes with this, and even serve it up with some crackers. I might even start brushing my teeth with it. (Ew. You went too far Steph…you went too far.) 😣

Do you know that you can use this recipe to trick people who “don’t like spinach” into liking spinach?! It’s true, it worked on my husband, and it can work on yours. Assuming you have one. It could also work on your wife, your mom, your dad, your uncle, or your cat. I bet it’d even work on a squirrel.

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Can I substitute frozen spinach for fresh?

Frozen spinach can be used instead of fresh, just be sure to properly defrost it and drain it prior to use.

How can I use creamed spinach?

Aside from serving creamed spinach as a side dish,it makes an easy topping for chicken and fish, especially salmon! It turns an ordinary meal into a more interesting and flavorful one. You can also stuff chicken with it. Beyond that, it makes a super addition to casseroles!

👉I especially recommend topping Chicken Milanese with it!

How many ounces of spinach are there in a cup?

1 cup of raw spinach is equal to about 1.5 to 2 ounces.

Can I use whole milk instead of half and half?

Yes, whole milk can be substituted in this recipe if necessary. I do prefer to use half and half and serving this as an indulgent, creamy dish, but you can cut down on a bit of fat and calories by using whole milk if preferred.

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Servings: 4
Creamed Spinach
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamed Spinach Recipe

Swirls of fresh spinach combined in an indulgent Parmesan cream sauce. This is a perfect side dish on its own or as a topping on chicken and fish. It even makes a delicious addition to casseroles! 

Ingredients
  • 16 oz. spinach
  • 8 Tablespoons butter separated
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • ¾ cup onion finely diced
  • 1 Tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 cup half and half (can sub whole milk)
  • Salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese + 2 more Tablespoons to garnish
Instructions
  1. Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the spinach in batches and heat until it is all wilted. Remove it from the pan and add one more tablespoon of butter to the top. Set aside.
  2. Reuse the same pan and melt 5 Tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour, stirring continuously for 2 minutes, until well-combined and a light golden color. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for one minute.

  3. Stir in the half and half, and increase the heat to medium high. Add the salt/pepper and Parmesan cheese and whisk continuously for 5 minutes, then decrease heat to low.

  4. Mix in the wilted spinach. Transfer to a bowl and top with 2 Tablespoons of grated Parmesan and freshly cracked pepper. Serve!

Nutrition Information
Calories: 370, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 20g, Cholesterol: 89mg, Sodium: 443mg, Potassium: 765mg, Carbohydrates: 13g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 9g, Vitamin A: 232.4%, Vitamin C: 42.7%, Calcium: 28.5%, Iron: 18.8%
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