The Best (and Simplest) Creamed Spinach
Serves: 8
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 package (8 ounces) light (Neufchatel) cream cheese
  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, reserving juice
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat oil, garlic, and nutmeg in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until garlic starts to sizzle and turn golden. Add cream cheese and as it starts to melt, add spinach and its liquid; cook until sauce is thick and bubbly and spinach is tender yet still green, about 5 minutes. Stir in cheese, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.
Recipe by Three Many Cooks at