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creamed spinach

a recipe by
Elaine Green
Bradenton, FL

My niece, Sarah, started making this for Christmas dinners years ago. It is delicious and I love the unique flavor. I make it quite often now. It is not just for Christmas anymore!

serves 4
prep time 45 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For creamed spinach

  • 20 oz
    frozen chopped spinach
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 c
    heavy cream
  • 6 oz
    cream cheese - room temperature

How To Make creamed spinach

  • 1
    Cook spinach on stove top or microwave according to package directions. Drain well, squeezing out all excess moisture.
  • 2
    Melt butter in small skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until slightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Combine browned onion, spinach, salt, pepper, nutmeg, cayenne pepper & cream cheese. Blend the cream cheese into the spinach.
  • 4
    Place in a shallow, 1 1/2 quart baking dish that is non-metallic and heat resistant.
  • 5
    Add cream over top & lightly mix in.
  • 6
    Heat uncovered in microwave 5 - 6 min. Serve

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