This take on creamed spinach is a fine accompaniment to steak, and it also goes well with grilled lamb chops.
1 teaspoon butter
1/2 cup finely chopped Walla Walla or other sweet onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (10-ounce) bag fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup 1% low-fat milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash of ground nutmeg
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Asiago cheese
1 (1-ounce) slice white bread, torn into pieces
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
How to Make It
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add butter; swirl pan until butter melts. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add half of the spinach; cook 2 minutes or until spinach begins to wilt, stirring frequently. Add remaining half of spinach; cook 2 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat.
Place flour in a small bowl; gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk. Stir flour mixture into spinach mixture; add salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add cheese, stirring until cheese melts. Divide mixture evenly among 4 (4-ounce) ramekins or custard cups coated with cooking spray. Place ramekins on a baking sheet.
Place bread in a food processor; process until coarse crumbs measure 1/2 cup. Add parsley; pulse 3 times or until combined. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons breadcrumb mixture over each serving. Broil 1 minute or until browned.
SO GOOD. I wish I had made more! I used skim milk, parmesan and asiago mix, and whole wheat panko bread crumbs. I also sprinkled some cheese on top of the bread crumbs before broiling. This will be a new regular side dish in my house.
Could not believe how fast, easy and delicious this recipe was. Made it to the recipe and it was delicious. So delicious that my children and husband ate it up and asked for more. Will be a keeper in my house.
We have made this recipe twice in the last two weeks. The 1st time we used the asiago cheese, the 2nd time we made it we used parmesan and added 3 slices crumbled cooked bacon to the spinach/milk mixture. We also used italian bread crumbs instead of the bread and parsley in the food processor. Baked it at 400 for 10 minutes. Great recipe and presentation!
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