What Is an Easy Recipe for Making Creamed Spinach?

What Is an Easy Recipe for Making Creamed Spinach?

What Is an Easy Recipe for Making Creamed Spinach?

To make an easy creamed-spinach dish, wash and remove the stems from 2 pounds of fresh spinach. Cook the spinach in a pot of salted boiling water for two minutes. Using a fine-mesh strainer, completely drain the spinach and press it with a spoon to remove the remaining water.

Chop the spinach finely and set it aside.

Melt 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a sauté pan over medium-high heat and add 1/2 cup of finely chopped shallots and 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. Stir the mixture for 2 minutes, until the shallots and garlic are soft.

Stir in the spinach and cook until the liquid is released. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg. Cook the mixture for about four minutes, until the cream is reduced by half. Serve the creamed spinach immediately.

To make a cheesy creamed spinach, heat 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add 1 finely chopped medium white onion and cook for eight minutes until the pieces are soft. Whisk 1 cup of cream cheese into the pan and allow it to melt.

Open two thawed 10-ounce boxes of frozen spinach and squeeze the spinach dry. Fold the spinach into the cream cheese mixture and add 1 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg. Season the spinach mixture with salt and ground white pepper and serve immediately.