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Creamed Spinach
Creamed Spinach is a hearty side dish that contains savory spinach in a delicious creamy sauce.  Recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pour spinach leaves into a colander. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
  2. Leave colander in sink so spinach can drain. After draining, place leaves in a clean towel and ring until dry. This will prevent water from getting into the Creamed Spinach. Continue with next steps.
  3. Heat milk and cream in a small saucepan over moderate heat. Stir constantly with a whisk until warm. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  4. In a 3-quart saucepan, melt unsalted butter over low-medium heat. Add chopped onions. Stir continuously until softened (4-5 minutes).
  5. Stir in minced garlic.
  6. Add sifted flour. Whisk together for 3 minutes to form a roux.
  7. Add warm milk and cream mixture in a fast stream. Simmer AND whisk constantly until thickened (3-5 minutes). Whisking prevents lumps from forming.
  8. Stir in rinsed/dried spinach, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, salt and coarse ground black pepper to taste.
  9. Simmer and stir constantly until spinach is limp (2-3 minutes).
  10. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese (optional).
  11. Serve immediately.