Baked Creamed Spinach

April 11, 2021
  • 2 lb of fresh spinach
  • 1 ½ cups of hot milk
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Trim and wash 2 lb of fresh spinach. Place in a suitably-sized pot with water still on the leaves. Cover; then cook only until wilted. Allow to cool, then squeeze out the excess water.

In a saucepan, melt the butter; then add the flour. Whisk and gently cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the milk; then bring to a boil. Add the salt and a pinch of pepper and nutmeg. Cook for about 5-6 minutes.

Combine the sauce with the spinach and ½ cup of grated cheese. Spoon into a baking dish, then top with the other ½ cup of grated cheddar.

Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20 minutes. Serve as desired.