Trim Creamed Spinach

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trim creamed spinach
  • 4Servings


  • 3 bags (8 oz. each) fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 teaspoons flour
  • 1 cup 2 percent milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated or ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan


Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add 1 bag spinach; cook, turning with tongs, until just starting to wilt, about 2 minutes. Repeat with the second bag. Stir in the third bag and cook until completely wilted, about 2 minutes more. Transfer spinach to a colander; let cool 10 minutes, then squeeze out the liquid and coarsely chop. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium. Add the garlic; stir until just starting to brown, about 2 minutes. Add the flour. Cook, stirring often, until pale golden, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the milk, nutmeg, 1/8 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Cook, whisking constantly, until thickened and just starting to boil, about 3 minutes. Add the cheese; whisk until melted, about 30 seconds. Stir in the spinach. Cook, stirring, until the spinach is heated through and evenly coated with the sauce, about 1 minute.