Creamed Spinach Spiced With Nutmeg

Creamed spinach is the ultimate comfort side dish. It is also simple and quick to make which is a bonus for me right now. I make a huge batch at a time (at least double this recipe) and freeze what we don’t eat.

Creamed Spinach
Creamed Spinach
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Last December when my parents came to visit I pre planned our activities. We had a lunch date every second day and the alternate days were left open. Other than Christmas day we went out for lunch on our activity days. I did casual dinners and made things as easy as possible. This year I decided the same formula would be perfect. We are having my aunt and uncle and their four children for lunch on the 23rd. Christmas day this year is a casual affair, Italian style, with charcuterie and cheese on the menu. On the 27th we are having first time dinner guests. They are serious foodies and I hope to impress. My odd day out is Boxing Day. Dave’s son, his wife and their baby daughter are coming over for supper. I am doing a simple meal but want to do a fancy dessert.

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At the moment, everything is very simple in my kitchen. We have been eating quick and easy meals and I am sure that will last through the December break while I work on fancy dessert recipes. The idea for this creamed spinach is no ways my own. James, Dave’s son, told me how he made creamed spinach. Before that I had always done a cheat method. I would steam the spinach with garlic, chop it finely and then add it to the pan with crème fraîche. This recipe makes for a really tasty side dish and if you are looking for something simple to make for your Christmas table then give it a try.

Creamed Spinach

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Creamed Spinach
 
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Ingredients
  • 225g spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to season
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • 30g butter
  • 30g flour
  • 150mls milk
  • 0.625mls ground nutmeg
Method
  1. Rinse the spinach and place into a dry, large, non-stick frying pan over a medium temperature
  2. Season and add the garlic
  3. Leave to wilt and remove from the heat *
  4. Place the butter into the pan and allow to melt
  5. Reduce the temperature and add the flour
  6. Stir to make a roux and leave to cook for one minute
  7. Add 15mls of the milk and stir to combine
  8. Pour in the rest of the milk slowly, stirring the entire time
  9. Season and leave to cook for 5 minutes
  10. Add the spinach and the nutmeg, stir to combine
  11. Adjust the seasoning and serve
My Notes
* if you prefer your spinach fine then chop it into smaller pieces after wilting

 

Dave and I have started our December holidays. I will pop into my blog every now and then to read and reply to comments. Today is James’s birthday and I send blessings to him.

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12 thoughts on “Creamed Spinach Spiced With Nutmeg

  1. oooh love that you used nutmeg in this! i usually only use nutmeg when i’m on autopilot and adding it with cinnamon and cloves and ginger.

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    1. That is always a good combination 🙂

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  2. We don’t really have creamed spinach as a ‘thing’ in Australia, though I do enjoy it when we go to the US. I like that you can make it and freeze some. Mind you, the way spinach cooks down, I imagine you’d need a bucket load to have enough for a second batch!

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    1. That is so interesting to learn 🙂

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  3. Ooh I’m doing a spinach dish today! Snap! Great minds think alike 😉

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    1. I can’t wait to see yours xx

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  4. Your Christmas plans sounds lovely! Busy…but lovely. Enjoy! And this recipe sounds perfect. Nutmeg is always just the ticket.

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    1. It’s my favourite spice with green leaves xx

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  5. Love this! Of course it’s very similar to what I typically make with spinach. But I also add white pepper. Some people don’t like it, but my dave and I do, and it goes well with nutmeg!

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    1. I am so going to try that next time 🙂

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  6. Will definitely try the creamed spinach.. I buy it in kg packets frozen in balls.. your recipe will certainly wake it up.. 😉

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    1. I am loathe to buy it in case there are funny ingredients in it. Thanks for the visit 🙂

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