Creamed Spinach

February 13, 2021
0 Ratings
Photo by Abigail Rasminsky
  • Prep time 45 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 2
Author Notes

This is a riff off of Julia Child's creamed spinach. This is meant for two people, or one very hungry person. Definitely triple (or more!) for bigger groups. This will soon become your go-to for dinner parties. Two main notes: stir to make sure flour dissolves! You can use any stock but Knorr cubes are the best option here. —Abigail Rasminsky

What You'll Need
  • 10 ounces Washed Spinach
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 Cube Knorr Stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2-3 tablespoons Flour
  1. Put a pot of water to boil with salt. Wash spinach. Put spinach in boiling water and cook for 3 minutes at a slow boil.
  2. Drain spinach and run cold water over spinach to stop it from cooking. A handful at a time, squeeze the spinach to get the water out. Chop. (You can now store, refrigerate and continue whenever.)
  3. In a pot on medium heat, melt 2-3 tablespoons of butter, then put spinach in and stir. Cover for a minute or two. Add 2-3 tablespoons of flour and stir until the white dissolves. Really make sure white dissolves!
  4. Add a little salt and pepper and grate nutmeg for 9 seconds (or about 1/8-1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg). Stir. Add 1/2 Knorr stock cube (chicken or beef preferably) and continue to stir while gradually adding 1 cup of water. Be sure the stock dissolves completely!
  5. Correct seasoning. At the end you could add another 2-3 tablespoons of butter.
  6. Take off heat. It’s really important not to cook it too long, either while you’re preparing it or when you heat it up to serve later!

See what other Food52ers are saying.

Abigail Rasminsky has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, O: The Oprah Magazine, The Cut, Epicurious and Dance Magazine, among other publications.

0 Reviews