Creamed Spinach

1
Beth Pierce

By
@smalltownwoman

This made from scratch creamed spinach is one of my favorite sides. Serve it over rice, noodles, baked potatoes, grits or just by itself. This recipe calls for fresh spinach, onions and garlic in an easy to make cream sauce that starts with a roux.

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Serves:
6
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 4 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
    milk
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1
    small onion minced
  • 2 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 lb
    baby spinach
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil

How to Make Creamed Spinach

Step-by-Step

  1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle flour over the the melted butter and whisk in. Continue cooking and whisking over the heat until the mixture turns a light brown; approximately 7 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk, nutmeg and onion powder. Salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over low heat and stir frequently.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in extra large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 additional minute. Remove to skillet with cream sauce.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in same skillet over medium heat. Pile in the spinach and cook until wilted; approximately 2-3 minutes. Remove to skillet with cream sauce. Repeat with remaining spinach working in batches that are appropriate for your skillet size.
  4. If desired season with more salt and pepper to taste and serve promptly.
  5. NOTES
    If desired add 2 pinches cayenne pepper or 2 pinches crushed red pepper for a little heat. Add this at the same time as the nutmeg and onion powder.

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