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Creamed Spinach with Nutmeg recipe

Creamed Spinach with Nutmeg recipe

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  • Vegetable side dishes

Freshly steamed spinach is blended with a rich, creamy sauce that's lightly spiced with nutmeg. Great side dish for roast beef or chicken.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 1/2 (227ml) pot double cream
  • 30g (1 oz) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 (500g) bag fresh spinach

MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:40min

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix double cream, butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Stirring constantly, bring to the boil, then immediately reduce heat to low and simmer.
  2. Place spinach in a vegetable steamer, and steam until leaves are wilted. Drain in a colander, pressing out excess water with a large spoon.
  3. Coarsely chop spinach, and gradually stir into the double cream mixture. Briefly return to boiling, then remove from heat.

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Reviews in English (62)

by ABoston

Four stars as written, Five stars with a few changes, as others also suggested. 1. Saute a small onion in butter until very soft. 2. Saute a couple of cloves of garlic after the onion. Add the onion and garlic to the cream sauce. 3. Add 1/4 cup cream and 1 tsp flour to the recommended cream, and wisk this together. This will make the cream sauce thicker. 4. Reduce the nutmeg just a bit- you can always add more.-09 May 2007


The nutmeg is the thing!! This is an excellent recipe. It is comparable to the spinach you get at Bostom Market and BuckheadsVery quick and easy to make!!-20 Nov 2001


I gave this recipe 4 Stars because I wouldn't use it "as is" without some additions. However, it is a good basic recipe & reminds me of my Granny's creamed spinach. I add(ed) finely chopped onions, Parmesan cheese, salted butter & garlic salt. I also used bagged (vs. boxed), frozen spinach heated up in the microwave. (It's the "driest" way I know to cook spinach.) I served this (my) rendition at Christmas and it was good enough that the kids ate it w/out complaint. :-)I'll have to try it with bacon, as some Reviewers suggested. That would be a nice variation, I think. Oh, yeah: I do like the nutmeg in there.-30 Dec 2005