Easy Creamed Spinach

30 mins |  TOTAL TIME

20 mins | PREP

4 | SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

3 to 4 bunches (2 1/2 pounds total) flat-leaf spinach, trimmed and cleaned

 

4 ounces chedar cheese, cut into pieces

 

pinch of all purpose flour

 

1/2 medium onion, minced

4 garlic cloves, minced

 

 

1/2 cup milk

 

 

coarse salt and ground pepper

 

2 tablespoons butter

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add spinach, and cook just until wilted, about 1 minute. Drain in a colander; rinse with cold water until cool. Squeeze spinach to remove as much liquid as possible; coarsely chop, and set aside.

2. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion softens, 3 to 5 minutes.

3. Add cream cheese and milk; cook, stirring, until cream cheese is melted and smooth. Stir in spinach. Simmer over medium heat until mixture thickens, 8 to 10 minutes. Add nutmeg; season with salt and pepper.  

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