Classic Creamed Spinach
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.Advertisement
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.
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.
Remove from heat and stir in spinach.
Make it Gluten-Free
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
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