Recipe by mscougar
"A little nutmeg makes this creamed spinach recipe my granny's favorite! Use a pinch more nutmeg when serving."
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Four stars as written, Five stars with a few changes, as others also suggested. 1. Saute a small onion in butter until very soft. 2. Saute a couple of cloves of garlic after the onion. Add the onion and garlic to the cream sauce. 3. Add 1/4 cup cream and 1 tsp flour to the recommended cream, and wisk this together. This will make the cream sauce thicker. 4. Reduce the nutmeg just a bit- you can always add more.
I'm giving this 2 stars because it has potential, but really, no one in my family could finish it. I was skeptical about the amount of nutmeg - its not a "little bit" - it was a lot! I can see where half as much might have been nice, but none of us ate more than a few bites. I will try this again with no more than 1/2 the nutmeg suggested. Also, I don't see the need for a food processor - it seems like you'd get mush. Just drain the spinach, put it on a cutting board and use a knife to chop it up a bit. And a tip: if you're more likely to have cream cheese in the fridge, you can substitute it nicely for the heavy cream. Just add it in with the spinach and stir to melt it without burning.
The nutmeg is the thing!! This is an excellent recipe. It is comparable to the spinach you get at Bostom Market and Buckheads
Very quick and easy to make!!
I gave this recipe 4 Stars because I wouldn't use it "as is" without some additions. However, it is a good basic recipe & reminds me of my Granny's creamed spinach. I add(ed) finely chopped onions, Parmesan cheese, salted butter & garlic salt. I also used bagged (vs. boxed), frozen spinach heated up in the microwave. (It's the "driest" way I know to cook spinach.) I served this (my) rendition at Christmas and it was good enough that the kids ate it w/out complaint. :-)
I'll have to try it with bacon, as some Reviewers suggested. That would be a nice variation, I think. Oh, yeah: I do like the nutmeg in there.
I sauteed a small onion and 2 cloved of garlic in 1 Tbsp of butter until soft. Then added the seasoning and spinach. I sauteed that just a minute to warm the spinach. I added just a touch under 1/2 cup cream (that's all I had). It turned out GREAT! I'm the only one in my house who like spinach and it was gone in two meals. It was close the creamed spinach at Boston Market..only better.
Good recipe with some changes. Original recipe is soupy. Add 1/4 cup more heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of flour to cream sauce. This will thicken it up. If you aren't a huge nutmeg fan, half the recipe amount.
I had spinche I needed to use but no heavy cream...hence I made 1 Cup of standard medium white sauce (2 T butter,2 T flour,1 C milk, 1/4 t salt, 1/8 t white pepper)and served in a individual pastry tart shells. It was elegant and delicious!
In the words of my 12yr. old son, "WOW!" This recipe was a big hit. Let's face it Boston Market makes the BEST creamed spinach, but this recipe is a great home version. Like others I altered it a bit. Used an extra 1/4 cup of cream. Cut the nutmeg in half, used 1 T of flour, 1/4 c parmesan, 1/4 c chopped onion, 2 cloves of garlic and 3oz. of cream cheese. It was great!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Creamed Spinach III
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 156
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