Creamed Spinach Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings2
CuisineCourse
MethodVegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Raw spinach14 Cup (224 tbs)
 Butter1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Whole wheat flour3 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Milk/Soy milk1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Grated lemon rind1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 451 Calories from Fat 265

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g46.4%

Saturated Fat 18.2 g90.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 77.4 mg

Sodium 735 mg30.6%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.5 g33.9%

Sugars 10.4 g

Protein 16 g31.5%

Vitamin A 433.7% Vitamin C 106.7%

Calcium 43.1% Iron 39.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a colander, wash the spinach leaves thoroughly and drain.
2. In a large sauce pan, boil 2 cups of water.
3. Add the spinach to the boiling water and blanch for 3 minutes.
4. Drain and refresh the spinach in cold water. Allow all the water to drain out and leave the spinach in the colander.

MAKING
5. In a skillet or a heavy bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over a medium high flame.
6. When the butter has melted and is foaming, add the flour and sauté for 2 minutes.
7. Taking pan off the heat, stir in the milk, whisking continuously until well blended with the roux.
8. Return the pan to the heat and continue cooking the sauce, stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
9. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and flavor with nutmeg and lemon rind.
10. When the sauce begins to thicken, add the blanched and drained spinach.
11. Allow the spinach to cook, stirring constantly for another 2 to 3 minutes.

SERVING
12. Dish out immediately and serve hot accompanying potatoes and meat or fish.
13. You could sprinkle grated cheese over the creamed spinach if desired.
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