Classic Creamed Spinach

creamed spinach in dish

Photo by Johnny Miller

Makes 8
Prep 15 m
Cook 13 m

Ingredients

Directions

  1. 1 of 4 In a large stainless skillet over med-high, cook spinach in 2 batches, 3 to 4 min each, adding 1/8 tsp salt to each batch. Drain very well.
  2. 2 of 4 Wipe out pan and return to heat. Reduce heat to medium and melt butter. Add garlic and shallot. Cook until softened and fragrant, about 3 min.
  3. 3 of 4 Whisk in flour and cook 30 sec. Whisk in half-and-half, then Parmesan and nutmeg. Stir in 1/8 tsp salt; cook until thickened, about 1 min.
  4. 4 of 4 Remove from heat and stir in spinach.

Make it Gluten-Free

  1. 1 of 1 Swap the flour and half-and-half for 1/2 cup milk and 2 oz cubed cream cheese. Gluten-Free Nutrition Information: 62 kcal cal., 3 g Fat, total (2 g sat. fat), 3 g pro., 5 g carb., 2 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 216 mg sodium

Make it Dairy-Free

  1. 1 of 1 Opt for EVOO instead of butter. Swap the half-and-half for 3/4 cup oat milk, and use 1 tbsp nutritional yeast plus 1/4 tsp salt instead of the Parmesan. Dairy-Free Nutrition Information: 146 kcal cal., 5 g Fat, total (1 g sat. fat), 5 g pro., 19 g carb., 1 g sugar, 4 g fiber, 238 mg sodium
Nutrition Information for Classic Creamed Spinach
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Per Serving: 6 g Fat, total, 98 kcal cal., 2 g fiber, 7 g carb., 4 g sat. fat, 205 mg sodium, 3 g pro., 2 g sugar