Creamed Spinach
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A fabulous creamed spinach recipe for those who love spinach and those who don't! It will delight everyone's taste buds. This steakhouse staple has become a family favorite in our home.

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COURSE - side
FREEZER FRIENDLY - no
MEAL - Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner-Supper
Dietary - Vegetarian

Creamed Spinach

Course: SidesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Serving Size

1/2

cup
Yield

3

cups
Total time

45

minutes

A fabulous creamed spinach recipe for those who love spinach and those who don’t! This will win over everyone’s heart. This steakhouse staple has become a family favorite in our home.

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Ingredients

  • 20 oz 566.99 g fresh spinach, washed & coarsely chopped

  • 7 tbsp 99.4 g butter, salted

  • 1/4 cup 31.25 g flour, white, all purpose

  • 1/3 cup 29.37 g leeks, fresh, cleaned and chopped

  • 1 whole 1 whole bay leaf, fresh

  • 5 whole 5 whole cloves

  • 1/8 tsp 0.29 g nutmeg, fresh, ground

  • 1 tsp 6 g salt, kosher

  • 2 cups 473.18 ml milk, whole

Directions

  • Fill large bowl with ice
  • Fill bowl of ice half way with cold water
  • Fill large pot half way with water
  • Bring water to boil
  • Add 1 tsp salt to boiling water
  • Drop spinach into the boiling water
  • Cook 30-45 seconds or until leaves turn bright green
  • Remove spinach from boiling water and place into bowl of ice water
  • After 1 minute, drain spinach in strainer
  • With your hands, squeeze as much water as possible from the spinach
  • Place the wet spinach onto kitchen towel or triple layers of paper towel and squeeze as much water as possible. Set aside
  • Melt butter in medium skillet or saucepan over medium heat
  • Add the chopped leek, bay leaf, cloves, salt and nutmeg to the butter
  • Cook for approximately 4 minutes or until the leeks are tender
  • Add flour to the mixture and continue to cook approximately 2 minutes or until there are no lumps
  • Slowly add milk, constantly stirring with whisk or spoon
  • Bring mixture to a boil stirring frequently
  • Reduce heat and cook mixture on low until thickened, approximately 10 minutes stirring frequently
  • Remove bay leaf and the 5 cloves
  • Add spinach to the creamed mixture and stir until blended
  • Simmer until mixture is heated
  • Season with salt and pepper if needed, remove from heat and serve

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Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container

Serving Size.5 cup


Calories196

  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 14.2g 22%
    • Sodium 323.4mg 14%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Carbohydrate 13.4g 5%
      • Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
      • Sugars 4.8g
    • Protein 6.3g 13%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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