creamed spinach

Creamed SpinachCreamed Spinach

5 tablespoons butter (divided)

1/4 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 cup half and half, room temperature

4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

2 tablespoons chopped red onion

1 tablespoon chopped garlic

2 boxes frozen leaf spinach, 20 ounces, thawed and squeezed

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese plus a sprinkle for the top

1/4 cup feta cheese

This is a two skillet recipe!

In saucepan over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter.  When melted, whisk in flour, salt, garlic salt and pepper until creamed together.

Slowly whisk cream into flour/butter mixture, then add cream cheese in portions until mixture is thick and smooth.  This will happen quickly.  Set pan aside off of heat.

In second larger saucepan over medium heat, sauté onions and garlic in remaining butter until soft.  Add spinach and water to pan and stir.  Reduce heat to low, cover and let cook 6-8 minutes stirring once or twice.

Stir prepared sauce, 1/4 cup parmesan and feta cheeses into spinach mixture until blended and transfer to baking/serving dish.  Sprinkle with remaining parmesan and heat through, uncovered in 350 degree oven, 20 minutes, if necessary.

Yes, you can taste test straight out of the saucepan while still warm.

enjoy xo

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