The Creamiest Creamed Spinach
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Yield: 6 servings
  • 4 tablespoons butter, salted or unsalted
  • 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onions
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 (10 ounce) boxes frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes, optional
  1. Press all the liquid out of the spinach, placing a bowl underneath to catch and save the liquid. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter and add the onions, cooking until soft and clear. Add the garlic and stir until both are cooked and golden.
  3. Add the flour and stir constantly until mixed well and smooth.
  4. Add the half and half and cream cheese and whisk over low heat until a smooth creamy sauce has formed. (3 mins or so,)
  5. Add the drained spinach and stir into sauce. Add some of the reserved spinach liquid slowly if the mixture seems too thick.
  6. Cook on low heat for 5-8 minutes stirring frequently, again adding more liquid if needed.
  7. Stir in the parmesan cheese, salt & pepper to taste, and a pinch of red pepper flakes if you like a bit of spice.
Adapted from Genius Kitchen
Recipe by The Baker Chick at