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Creamed Spinach

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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?

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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!

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. The Chopped Challenge on Food tV also referred to creamed spinach as a steak-house dish. Funny, I’ve never seen it on the menu. I’d order your dish in a heartbeat!

  2. One word…YUM!!!!! Its funny, when I was young, I wouldn’t touch spinach with a 100 foot pole, but now….can’t get enough of it! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the recipe and photo! (The picture is showing up for me in Bloglines but not when I go directly to your blog.) I can’t wait to make this!

  4. It sounds wonderful. I note the absence of salt, of which there is way too much in restaurant creamed spinach (and restaurant veggies in general).

  5. I’m going to the only one here to say – EEK!!! I think I must have spinach PTSD from all the awful canned and frozen stuff my mother served when I was growing up – with vinegar, no less. I can only tolerate spinach raw or just lightly steamed – and then I’ll eat it till I pass out. LOL! .

  6. I’m with Laurie–Stouffer’s killed creamed spinach for me when I was a kid. I am a big spinach fan, though. So Laurie, you’re not alone!

  7. Man, I wish we had this recipe when the CSA had spinach coming out our ears. I think they said something about a fall harvest planting though so hopefully we’ll get to try it before growing season is over.

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