Cristina Ferrare's Creamed Spinach
Recipe created by Cristina Ferrare
Add this decadent side to your menu this holiday season. You'll have no trouble getting your guests to eat their veggies!
Servings: Serves 10
  • 3 pounds frozen spinach
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • Pepper , to taste
  • Directions
    Preheat oven to 350°.

    Add spinach and water to a stockpot. Gently boil until the spinach has thawed. Strain the spinach, squeezing out water with a spatula. Place spinach on a dishtowel and squeeze out any remaining water. Put spinach back in stockpot.

    In a saucepan, melt butter. Once it has melted, add flour. Mix together, forming a roux. Slowly add warm milk and stir until thick and creamy. Add salt and nutmeg and mix well. Pour the cream sauce over the spinach and mix. Pour mixture into a baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake for 30 minutes. 

    Keep covered until you are ready to serve.
    FROM: How to Have the Thriftiest Holiday Ever!
    Published on November 26, 2008


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