made this as a side dish for cheeseburgers! would have preferred grilled steak tips but I didn’t make it to whole foods in time! I used two huge bunches of spinach. I love farm fresh CSA spinach so I got double of it this week. I love that our new CSA goes on the points system and you can pick and choose what you want and don’t want and get doubles!
creamed spinach from the pioneer woman
1 stick Butter
8 Tablespoons Flour
1/2 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
3 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
2 cups Milk
Salt And Pepper, to taste
1 pinch Ground Nutmeg
3 Tablespoons Butter
24 ounces, weight Baby Spinach
Melt 1 stick of butter in a pot. Sprinkle in flour and whisk together. Cook over medium heat for five minutes or until light golden brown. Throw in onion and garlic and stir together, cooking for another minute. Pour in milk, whisking constantly, and cook for another five minutes while you cook the spinach.
To cook spinach, melt 3 tablespoons butter in a separate pot. Add spinach in increments until all incorporated, and cook until wilted but not soggy, about 4 to 5 minutes.
Season the cream sauce with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add spinach to the cream sauce, stirring gently to combine. Serve immediately.