Spinach is a great food that unfortunately, not all people like. When it comes to children, that usually refuse to eat anything green, things can get even more complicated. Luckily, there is a way to improve the situation. Creamy spinach is a wonderful option.
Recipes: Creamed Spinach
Ingredients (Serves 4 people)
1 cup of whole milk
3 boxes of frozen, chopped, squeezed dry spinach (reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid)
2 tablespoons of garlic powder
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon of oregano
1 teaspoon of white pepper
2 teaspoons of salt
Add the milk, the spinach liquid and the garlic powder in a big bowl and mix well for a minute. Heat slowly in a medium saucepan for about 6 minutes, until it gets hot and steamy enough. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes so as to soften the garlic. In another saucepan add the butter and let it melt in high heat for about 4 minutes. Add the flour and the previous mixture and whisk well for 2 minutes until the mixture becomes smooth enough. After that, add the spinach and cook in medium heat for 4 minutes until the spinach becomes slightly tender and the sauce becomes thick. Add the Parmesan cheese and season with the white pepper and the salt. Remove from the heat and add the oregano. Serve immediately while the dish is still hot enough.
Instead of oregano, you can use chopped parsley or even basil. Also, instead of Parmesan cheese you can use Cheddar cheese, but unless you don’t mind the oily flavor, you should slightly less than 1/2 cup.
This recipe for creamed spinach is a great option both for lunch and for dinner. Enjoy!