Sunday, March 8, 2009

Creamed Spinach

I have a new obsession... sauteed spinach... here's a recipe that I keep buying prepared from my H-E-B, but should probably start working on my own variation of the recipe.

Creamed Spinach
Courtesy of H-E-B Cooking Connections
Yield: 4 servings
Ready in 30 minutes or less
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

1 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch nutmeg

Thaw spinach overnight in refrigerator or in a colander under cool running water. Squeeze spinach thoroughly to drain water; set aside.

Melt butter in a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes or until tender.

Whisk milk slowly into onion mixture until smooth and heated throughout.

Add spinach; stir to blend. Season with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Cover pan, reduce heat to Low and simmer 5 minutes; stir occasionally. Serve while hot.

Nutrition Facts:
228 calories
14g total fat
45mg cholesterol
575mg sodium
15g carbohydrate
3g fiber
8g protein
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