So another Thanksgiving is behind us, and since we went over to eat with family rather than hosting this year, the meal we did here at home was super laid back and low key. We pretty much sticked with the tried and true, and the only place we differed this year was with the veggies.
We first found this recipe a few months ago, and it’s been on permanent rotation in our house ever since. It’s virtually indistinguishable from the real thing, at a fraction of the price.
“Almost” Boston Market Creamed Spinach
recipe courtesy Recipezaar
* 3 tablespoons butter
* 4 tablespoons flour
* 1/2 teaspoon salt (I use seasoned salt)
* 1 cup half-and-half or milk
* 1/2 cup sour cream (lowfat is okay)
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2-4 tablespoons onions, minced
* 1/4 cup water
* 20 ounces frozen spinach, drained and chopped
* 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (optional or to taste)
* 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
* Pinch cayenne (optional)
* 1 tsp. fresh garlic (optional)
In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat until sizzling. If you are adding in the fresh garlic and a pinch of cayenne pepper then saute in butter for about 2 minutes but do not brown the garlic. Whisk in the flour and 1/2 tsp seasoned salt (or white salt) until creamed together and smooth. Stir in the half and half, or milk (if using) a little at a time. Increase heat to medium and constantly whisk until the mixture becomes thick and smooth. Remove from heat; set aside.
Place 2 tbsp butter in saucepan over med heat; add the 2 tbsp minced onion, and cook until transparent. Add spinach and water to pan, lower the heat, and cover.
Stirring several times until the spinach is cooked. When the spinach is almost done, add the prepared white sauce, sour cream and Parmesan cheese (if using).
Stir well, and simmer until completely blended. Season with more seasoned salt or white salt if desired and black pepper.