Creamed Spinach Recipe
Easily made with frozen spinach, smooth cream cheese, flavorful spices and a blend of decadent cheeses, this Creamed Spinach recipe is pure comfort food! It is an irresistible side dish that serves as the perfect accompaniment to any weeknight or holiday dinner!
Servings: 6 servings
- 20 oz frozen chopped spinach
- 3 tbsp salted butter
- 3 tbsp finely chopped onion
- 3 tbsp minced garlic
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cup half and half
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- a pinch of cayenne optional
- 4 oz cream cheese room temperature (half an 8 oz package)
- 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Begin by working with the thawed spinach. Use fresh paper towels to squeeze out all of the excess water until they are as dry as possible.
Next add butter to a large pan over medium heat.
Once heated add onion and saute until tender (about 3-4 minutes). Then add garlic and saute for about 30 seconds.
Stir in flour and cook for about a minute.it will become a thick paste.
Whisk in half and half in then add onion powder, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, nutmeg and cayenne. Stir in cream cheese and parmesan and Italian blend cheese and allow it to completely dissolve into the cream.
Finally add in the spinach and stir into the cream sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste and continue stirring for about 3-4 minutes until spinach is heated through and one with the sauce. Taste one last time, do final seasoning and serve.
To store, place cooled creamed spinach in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When you're ready to reheat, gently warm it in a saucepan over low heat, adding a splash of milk if needed to maintain creaminess.
Avoid microwaving to prevent separation and keep that delightful texture intact!
Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 301mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 11774IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 289mg | Iron: 2mg