Creamed Spinach

There is no better way to eat your greens than smothered in rich and cheesy bechamel.

4

Servings

15 Mins

Prep Time

20 Mins

Cook Time

Prep

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Preheat the Oven to Broil

If your oven doesn't have a broil option, set the oven to 500°F/260°C.

Cooking Steps

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1. Add the Butter to a Preheated Pot

Preheat the pot to 325°F/160°C (medium) and melt the butter completely.

  • Unsalted Butter1 Tbsp.
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2. Add Half of the Spinach and Wilt

Wilt the spinach for 1 minute, stirring continuously. Lightly season.

  • Spinach 12 lb.
  • Kosher Salt1 tsp.
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3. Add the Remaining Spinach and Continue Wilting

Finish wilting all of the spinach for 2 minutes and 30 seconds, stirring continuously. LightLy season.

  • Spinach 12 lb.
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4. Remove and Press the Spinach

Transfer the cooked spinach to a colander and place in the sink or a bowl. Using a rubber spatula press the spinach to remove excess moisture. Set aside to drain. Carefully wipe the pot before proceeding.

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5. Add the Butter and Melt to Make the Sauce

Lower the temperature to 300°F/150°C (medium-low) and melt the butter completely.

  • Unsalted Butter(diced)1 12 Tbsps.
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6. Add and Cook the Shallots

Cook the shallots for 1 minute, stirring frequently until lightly colored.

  • Shallot(finely chopped)2 Tbsps.
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7. Add and Cook the Garlic

Continue cooking for 30 seconds, stirring frequently until the garlic is fragrant.

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8. Add and Cook the Flour

Add the flour and stir to combine. Cooking for 1 minute.

  • All Purpose Flour1 12 Tbsps.
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9. Add the Milk and Thicken the Sauce

Reduce the temperature to 215°F/100°C and cook at a low simmer for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce. Whisk frequently to avoid lumps.

  • Whole Milk(cold)1 cup
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10. Add the Gruyere and Kosher Salt

Whisk to combine.

  • Gruyere Cheese(grated) 12 cup
  • Kosher Salt 12 tsp.
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11. Add the Cooked Spinach and Finish Cooking

Reduce the temperature to 205°F/95°C (low) and stir the cooked spinach into the sauce. Season with a few turns of black pepper and cook for 5 minutes and 30 seconds until thoroughly heated. Once finished remove the pot from the heat.

  • Cooked Spinachall
  • Black Pepper(freshly cracked)as needed
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12. Transfer to a Casserole Dish

Transfer the creamed spinach to a casserole dish and top with additional gruyere cheese.

  • Gruyere Cheese(grated) 12 cup
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13. Bake the Creamed Spinach

Place the casserole in the preheated oven and bake until the surface begins to bubble and the cheese lightly browns, approximately 5 minutes.

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14. Serve as Desired

Serve hot with toasted bread or let cool to thicken and enjoy with chips.

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