Creamed Spinach

This spinach side dish includes chopped onion and garlic sauteed with butter. The spinach is tossed with cream and dusted with nutmeg.

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Servings: 4
Total Time: 30 mins
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    2  10  ounce bag 
    spinach (large stems removed) or two 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed
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    1/2  cup 
    chopped onion
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    2 - 3   cloves 
    garlic, minced
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    2   tablespoons 
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    1   cup 
    whipping cream
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    1/2  teaspoon 
    freshly ground black pepper
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    1/4  teaspoon 
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    ground nutmeg

In a large pot of rapidly boiling salted water cook fresh spinach (if using) for 1 minute. Drain well, squeezing out excess liquid. Pat dry with paper towels. Snip spinach with kitchen shears to coarsely chop; set aside. If using frozen spinach, drain well, squeezing out excess liquid.
In a large skillet cook onion and garlic in hot butter about 5 minutes. Stir in cream, pepper, salt, and nutmeg. Bring onion mixture to boiling; cook, uncovered, until cream begins to thicken. Add spinach. Simmer, uncovered, about 2 minutes or until thickened. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 312, Fat, total (g) 29, chol. (mg) 98, sat. fat (g) 17, carb. (g) 11, Monosaturated fat (g) 9, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 2, pro. (g) 6, vit. A (IU) 16520.68, vit. C (mg) 49.01, Thiamin (mg) 0.16, Riboflavin (mg) 0.4, Niacin (mg) 1.18, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.41, Folate (µg) 338.67, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0.12, sodium (mg) 347, Potassium (mg) 1035, calcium (mg) 222.13, iron (mg) 4.86, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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