How do you get your family to eat their spinach? You add cheese of course and make it creamy. This recipe is so simple. My mom made something similar and I followed her footsteps in my way. Mr.Picky likes it which is huge so give it a try.
This may seem like a lot of spinach but if you have ever cooked fresh spinach before you know how it shrinks. Just think they think they are eating a little spinach when it is actually a cup or two of fresh. Sneaky little trick. As far as how much garlic to use that all depends on how much you like garlic. We are all garlic lovers so I added 3 cloves.
Next time I make it I might try adding a Tbs or so of minced shallot which I think would add a lot of depth. A splash of cooking sherry would brighten the dish as well. Stay tuned for updates to an already great recipe.
Easy Creamed Spinach:
- 1 1/2 pounds, washed baby spinach (whole or coarsely chopped)
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1-3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2-3 Tbs cream cheese
- 2 Tbs freshly grated parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper
In a medium sauté pan heat oil over medium/high heat. Add in the garlic and sauté about 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add in spinach and continue to stir until wilted.
Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in the cream cheese until melted and then sprinkle with parmesan until it all comes together.