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Creamy Garlicky Spinach

March 10, 2010
3.5 Stars
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Cream. Butter. Garlic. Nuff said. —Erin Jeanne McDowell

  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (25 g)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (120 g)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (28 g)
  • 1 sweet onion, finely diced (220 g)
  • 6 cups spinach (174 g)
  • salt and lots of black pepper
In This Recipe
  1. Place the cream and garlic in a small pot over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, remove from the heat, cover, and let steep for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and saute until translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the spinach in batches, cooking until it's completely wilted. Add the garlicky cream, and saute until combined and the cream has thickened a little. Season with salt and pepper.
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CarlaCooks March 31, 2011
This is a quick, easy, and (most importantly) delicious recipe!! I don't usually like cooked spinach, but I scarfed this down and wanted more. Thanks for sharing!