Quick and Easy Creamed Spinach
16 oz bag frozen spinach, thawed with liquid squeezed out
⅓ cup butter
1 onion, chopped
3 tsp minced fresh garlic
4 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tbsp of grated Parmesan cheese
Melt butter in a medium-sized pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until transparent (about 2-3 minutes), then add garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Whisk in the flour and cook until thickened.
Pour in the milk, whisking constantly until the white sauce thickens (about 5 minutes). Season with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne. If the sauce is too thick, add another 1/4 cup of milk to the sauce, whisking it through until reaching your desired thickness.
Season the cream sauce with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne. Add spinach to the cream sauce, stirring gently until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.
4 servings. 240 calories per serving
Hack: Freeze leftovers in servings-sized portions for later use. Consider freezing a few ¼ cup servings for the recipe below.
Hack #2: Use leftovers to make this delicious Easy Eggs Florentine!