Creamed Spinach | Jennifer Cooks
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Creamed Spinach

Calories: 305kcal
Author: Jennifer Locklin

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 2 pounds fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup Italian Cheese Mix used: HEB brand mozzarella, provolone, parmesan, asiago, fontina and romano cheese blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet.
  • Stir in sliced green onions and saute over medium-high heat for about 1 minute.
  • Begin adding the spinach a handful at a time, stirring to wilt the spinach. Continue adding spinach and sautéing until all of the spinach has been used.
  • Place spinach mixture in a colander and press as much liquid out of the spinach as you can.
  • Place pan back on the heat and add remaining butter.
  • Stir in minced garlic and saute over medium heat for about 1 minute, making sure not to burn.
  • Immediately add the cream and nutmeg and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until the cream reduces into a thickened sauce, about 5 minutes.
  • Add spinach into the reduced cream and cook for an additional 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in cheese mixture.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Notes

A delicious addition to this side dish is fried bacon pieces!