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Creamed Fresh Spinach

 Creamed Fresh Spinach
This flavorful no-frills side dish is a great way to incorporate the nutritious leafy greens into a meal. My mom always included creamed spinach or carrots on our holiday menu. -Rosemarie Forcum White Stone, Virginia
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 packages (9 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • Salt and white pepper to taste

Directions

  • Place spinach in a Dutch oven over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil;
  • reduce heat. Cover and steam just until wilted, about 4 minutes.
  • Drain; chop and set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in the flour
  • until smooth. Gradually add cream and milk. Bring to a boil; cook
  • and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the onion, salt
  • and pepper. Fold in spinach; heat through.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 191 calories, 18 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.