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“This is such a simple and good side dish. From Family Circle Magazine.”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse spinach leaves.
  2. Place half of the leaves in a 3 quart saucepan.
  3. Cover; cook over medium-high heat until wilted, about 5 minutes, shaking pan occasionally.
  4. Add remaining spinach leaves to pot as the first batch"shrinks".
  5. Cook spinach until it is all wilted, about another 5 minutes.
  6. Drain spinach; let cool.
  7. When cool, squeeze spinach to remove excess water, then chop fine.
  8. Return to sauce pan.
  9. In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  10. Whisk in flour; cook, stirring, 1 minute.
  11. Whisk in warm milk.
  12. Bring mixture to simmering; cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes.
  13. Stir in salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne.
  14. Remove from heat; whisk in cream cheese until smooth.
  15. Scrape cheese sauce into saucepan with spinach.
  16. Stir over medium-low heat until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  17. For a more liquid consistency, if desired, thin with another 2 tbs milk.

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