creamed spinach

A rich and creamy spinach dish.

5 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup half and half
4 oz. cream cheese
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 (10 oz.) boxes frozen chopped spinach – thawed
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter.

Stir flour and salt into pan until creamed together.

Slowly stir in cream.

Stir in cream cheese.

Increase heat to medium.

Constantly whisk until mixture becomes thick and smooth

Remove from heat and set aside.

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté onions and garlic in remaining butter until transparent.

Add spinach and water to pan and reduce heat to low and cover.

Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes.

Stir prepared sauce and Parmesan into pan and stir until completely blended.  Season with additional salt if needed.

Serves 6-8