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Creamed Spinach ala Ina

This is a dish I now make at all major holidays – Mr. D. can’t get enough of it.  It comes to us courtesy of my beloved Ina and serves 8.

creamed spinach

creamed spinach


Creamed Spinach Ala Ina


  • 4 T. butter
  • 4 cups onions, chopped (2 large)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 t. nutmeg
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • around 3 pounds (5-10 oz. packages) frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 T. kosher salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1/2 cup gruyere cheese, grated

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Saute the onions in the butter over medium heat in a large heavy bottomed saute pan until translucent (about 15 minutes).
  3. Add the flour and the nutmeg and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. Add the cream and milk and cook until thickened.
  4. Add the spinach to the sauce. Add 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese and mix well. Season to taste with the salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer the spinach to a baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining parmesan and the gruyere. Bake for 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  6. Enjoy!

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  • architect mom May 21, 2011, 2:11 pm

    Thank you!

  • Lynn Schilaty May 21, 2011, 1:48 pm

    Awesome photo–looks dreamy!

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