Creamed spinach

Creamed spinach

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(26 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

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

  • Easily halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal83
  • fat6g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.26g
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Ingredients

  • 25g butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 200ml full-fat milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 2 x 200g bags spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 100ml single cream
  • fresh nutmeg, for grating

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.

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jue-jue
21st Dec, 2012
Has anyone tried this with baked ham? Wanted to try for Boxing Day?
jue-jue
21st Dec, 2012
Has anyone tried this with baked ham? Wanted to try for Boxing Day?
jue-jue
21st Dec, 2012
Has anyone tried this with baked ham? Wanted to try for Boxing Day?
gardener27
17th Dec, 2012
5.05
I have made this recipe for three years running for Christmas. It's just so delicious and a family favourite.
manssy
5th Aug, 2012
5.05
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
14th Jun, 2012
5.05
This is too delicious for words, so I won't say any more!
lizzydripping1
19th May, 2012
5.05
fantastic
acatraps
11th May, 2012
5.05
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
1st Apr, 2012
5.05
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
14th Mar, 2012
5.05
Has anyone tried this with frozen spinach instead of fresh spinach?

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