Creamed spinach

Creamed spinach

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

What can be better than a side of creamy, nutmeg-infused spinach? Perfect to accompany any roast and especially good at Christmas

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
83
protein
3g
carbs
5g
fat
6g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
3g
salt
0.26g

Ingredients

  • 25g butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 200ml full-fat milk
  • 2 x 200g bags spinach
  • 100ml single cream
  • fresh nutmeg, for grating

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Method

  1. Heat the butter in a saucepan, then add the onion and cook for 5 mins until softened. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 mins, then slowly start to whisk in the milk. When it has all been incorporated, gently cook for 5 mins until the sauce has thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, place the spinach in a large colander. Pour over a kettle full of boiling water until the leaves have wilted (you may have to do this twice). Place the spinach in a clean dishcloth, squeeze out any excess liquid, then roughly chop. Stir into the sauce with the cream, gently heat, then finely grate over some nutmeg and season well.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

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chocolatchaud's picture
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Really delicious - works perfectly with smoked haddock fishcakes!

bubli's picture
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I served this with potatoes and fried egg (as one of the comments below states, it's a traditional Czech Easter meal). Needless to say, it was yummy. I like the trick with kettle & hot water, this was the spinach doesn't get cooked completely dead and keeps a lot of flavour.
Next time, I'll leave out 100ml milk (thus, use milk and cream 1:1), to make it a bit less liquid, possibly add a clove of garlic (ain't never enough of garlic, heh)

lizleicester's picture
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Simple and delicious. Had to be dairy free so used soya margerine, unsweetened soya milk and Alpro cream and no one could tell the difference!

egangemi's picture
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Ridiculously easy and such a great side dish. I add more nutmeg just for that extra flavour.

julia555's picture
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Made this last Xmas and everyone loved it. The nutmeg adds a lovely touch to the cream and spinach. (mental note: should use nutmeg more often).

lulutjies's picture

O MY!!!!
Try frying muchrooms with the onions! And as soon as the dich is done and the moment you take it off the plate stir in a few pices of Feta Cheese!
TO DIE FOR!!!!!!!
Thanx!!!

joyrmb's picture

I am a Chinese, I also like this recipt.its quite easy and delicious!

jue-jue's picture

Has anyone tried this with baked ham?
Wanted to try for Boxing Day?

jue-jue's picture

Has anyone tried this with baked ham?
Wanted to try for Boxing Day?

jue-jue's picture

Has anyone tried this with baked ham?
Wanted to try for Boxing Day?

gardener27's picture
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I have made this recipe for three years running for Christmas. It's just so delicious and a family favourite.

manssy's picture
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OK I tried it with frozen spinach instead of fresh spinach and it was very good! Has anyone tried preparing it like 5 days in advance and freezing it? Any ideas if it would be good?

stemichka's picture
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This is too delicious for words, so I won't say any more!

lizzydripping1's picture
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fantastic

acatraps's picture
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Made this with beef fillet and mash, and it went down a treat. It was simple to make, but as I made it a day in advance, I was worried that the single cream may split, so opted for double cream instead. Yum!

stephibobz's picture
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I've been hunting for a great creamed spinach recipe to go with steak and here I found it! I almost forgot got about the steak and just ate the spinach.... Simply divine!

manssy's picture
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Has anyone tried this with frozen spinach instead of fresh spinach?

hohner765's picture

This is beautiful with boiled new potatoes and boiled eggs. It's a lovely traditional Czech meal.

bernicemiller's picture
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My first Christmas cooking for my very picky British fiance but it all turned out well! He LOVED this recipe! It was very simple and even tasted just a great after reheating. Definitely one for the books!

gervais's picture
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Absolutely lovely served with turkey lunch it was delicious.Making again this year.

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