Creamed Spinach

Creamed spinach is a simple side dish that is also the perfect way to use up any dying spinach. The creaminess will make you forget you're eating spinach and turn anyone into a fan of leafy greens. It seems like a lot of spinach, but it will boil down into almost nothing so don't skimp on it. 

Ingredients:

  • 20 oz. 
  • baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • Kosher salt 
  • Freshly ground black pepper 
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan

Instructions:

  • In large pot of boiling salted water, cook spinach for 30 seconds. Drain and place in a bowl of ice water.
  • When cool enough to handle, drain and squeeze out as much excess water as possible.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add and onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. 
  • Add milk, heavy cream, and cream cheese to skillet. Simmer until cream cheese is melted. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of cayenne. 
  • Add spinach and Parmesan and stir to combine. 
  • Enjoy and serve.

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