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Easy Creamed Spinach
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Easy Creamed Spinach

Easy Creamed Spinach is creamy and the perfect tasty, easy side to serve with any meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Author: Stephanie

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. fresh spinach leaves rinsed
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 cup half & half cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese plus some for topping
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • dash of nutmeg
  • optional but highly recommended:
  • sprinkle with red chili pepper flakes
  • top with additional parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Bring large pot of salted water to boil.
  • Add rinsed spinach leaves in batches.
  • Cook 1-2 minutes until spinach is just wilted.
  • Drain & rinse with cold water, making sure to squeeze out excess water.
  • Meanwhile melt butter in skillet on stove top over medium heat.
  • Once melted add cornstarch to form roux. Then add onions & garlic and cook about 2-3 more minutes.
  • Add half & half, cream cheese, & parmesan cheese and stir till completely melted and creamy another 1-2 minutes.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste, & nutmeg.
  • Stir in wilted spinach, top with addition parmesan cheese & red chili pepper flakes if desired.