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southern creamed spinach

Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

For a creamed spinach that isn't quite as thick, substitute whole milk for the light cream. This recipe & photo come from the Green Bean Delivery Company. 08-10-15

method Stove Top

Ingredients For southern creamed spinach

  • 10 oz
    organic spinach, washed/dried
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    shallots, diced
  • 1/2 c
    light cream
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 slice
    gouda cheese
  • 1/4 c
    freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch
    paprika, to finish

How To Make southern creamed spinach

  • 1
    Heat a pan over medium-low heat. Add spinach to dry pan and cook until wilted. Move to strainer. Squeeze out as much water as possible; set aside.
  • 2
    Mix lemon juice with cream; set aside.
  • 3
    Place pan back on heat at medium heat. Melt butter until foam has reduced. Add shallots and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another minute.
  • 4
    Toss drained spinach back into the pan. Mix in cream and combine. Cook for 30 seconds to warm.
  • 5
    Tear gouda into pieces and add. Stir until melted. Stir in parmesan to melt. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  • 6
    Cook until well combined and melted completely and slightly thickened. Top with pinch of paprika. Serve hot.