When we had our dinner party the other night I cooked steaks on the grill. We also had baked potatoes and what I think is the ultimate steak house side dish – creamed spinach. Kim asked for the recipe and Beth asked for the recipe, too. I figure if they both want it then perhaps everyone is interested so I turned it into a blog post. Clever, aren’t I?
Creamed Spinach a la Carole Knits
3 – 4 bags fresh spinach, preferably baby spinach
1 T butter
1 T olive oil
1/2 medium size onion, chopped into mall pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Steam the spinach and drain it. In a medium sauce pan over medium high heat melt the butter and add the olive oil. Sauté the onion and garlic until the onion is cooked through and translucent. Stir in the softened cream cheese and heat until melted. In a casserole dish mix the spinach, the onion/cream cheese mixture, the Parmesan cheese and the Monterey Jack cheese.. Bake at 350 until bubbly, about 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately.
It’s rich and creamy and delicious. I love it with steak but it’s also good as a dip with toasted baguette slices or crackers. Let me know if you try it!