Creamed Spinach

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Who: Calhoun Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Cost: $15 includes shipping
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Creamed Spinach


  • 5 T. butter or margarine divided
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 c. half and half
  • 4 oz. cream cheese (low-fat is ok)
  • 1 sm. onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2-10 oz. pkgs. frozen, chopped spinach thawed
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese


  • Melt 3 T. butter in a 2 qt. saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Stir in flour, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  • Slowly whisk in half and half.
  • Stir in cream cheese. Increase heat to medium, whisk mixture constantly until thick and smooth. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook onions and garlic in remaining butter until transparent. Stir spinach and water into pan. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 8 min. stirring occasionally.
  • Stir spinach mixture into creamy mixture and return to medium-high stirring often until warmed through.
  • Remove from heat and fold in Parmesan cheese.