← Back to Search Results
sauteeing, steaming American
 Creamed Spinach

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Good creamed spinach is one of the most soothing dishes ever invented. To capture the delicate essence of spinach, the time-consuming labor of washing, stemming, sorting, and chopping fresh leaves is a must.

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh spinach, rinsed well and stemmed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and minced
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons heavy or whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Directions

1. Place the spinach leaves in a steamer and cook over simmering water just until wilted, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain well, cool slightly, and chop.

2. Melt the butter in a medium-size heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions, and sauté for 5 minutes. Break the cream cheese into small pieces, add it to the skillet, and stir until melted and smooth. Add the spinach to the skillet, and stir well to combine. Stir in the cream and lemon juice, then season with the salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Cook just until heated through, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve at once.


© 1990 Sarah Leah Chase
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

This recipe serves 8. Nutritional information includes 1/8 teaspoon of added salt per serving.

179kcal (9%)
150mg (15%)
35mg (58%)
686mcg RAE (23%)
699mg
94mg
5g
2g
3g
6g
48mg (16%)
474mg (20%)
9g (46%)
16g (24%)
3mg (18%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

urban-italian-simple-recipes-and-true-stories-from-a-life-in-food Urban Italian: Simple Recip...
by Andrew Carmellini
daves-dinners-a-fresh-approach-to-home-cooked-meals Dave's Dinners: A Fresh App...
by Dave Lieberman
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
the-vegetable-dishes-i-cant-live-without The Vegetable Dishes I Can'...
by Mollie Katzen, Greg Atkinson
desserts-4-today Desserts 4 Today
by Abby Dodge
ham-an-obsession-with-the-hindquarter Ham: An Obsession with the ...
by Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
the-whole-beast-nose-to-tail-eating The Whole Beast: Nose to Ta...
by Fergus Henderson
125-best-cupcake-recipes 125 Best Cupcake Recipes
by Julie Hasson
in-the-kitchen-with-david In the Kitchen with David
by David Venable
cook-with-jamie Cook with Jamie
by Jamie Oliver
david-rosengarten-entertains-fabulous-parties-for-food-lovers David Rosengarten Entertain...
by David Rosengarten
the-gourmet-cookbook The Gourmet Cookbook
by Ruth Reichl
young-and-hungry-more-than-100-recipes-for-cooking-fresh-and-affordable-food-for-everyone Young and Hungry: More Than...
by Dave Lieberman
the-new-basics-cookbook The New Basics Cookbook
by Sheila Lukins, Julee Rosso
the-asian-grandmothers-cookbook The Asian Grandmothers Cook...
by Patricia Tanumihardja
Already a member? Click here to Log In
close

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new Cookstr features and tools







By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
Spinner
New to Cookstr? Click here to Sign Up
close


Forgot your password? Click here
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?